LTC (Ret) Suzanne Walker
Branch: US Army
SSI: Adjutant Generals Corps (Personnel and Systems Management)
Time in Service: 26 years
Personal History: A native of Camden, New Jersey, Walker has a bachelor’s degree in music from Virginia State University, a master’s degree in personnel management from Central Michigan University, and a Master of Education from Old Dominion University. She also is a Certified Meeting Professional. She served 26 years on active duty in the Adjutant Generals Corps. She has extensive experience in military personnel, survivor assistance, and military family services. She retired from the Army in 2004. She is currently the Director of Membership events and Protocol at the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA). She is married to MAJ (Ret) Tommy Walker and they have three adult children and two grandchildren.
Duty Assignments: Battalion Personal Administration Officer, 3rd Battalion, US Army Ordinance and Chemical Center and School, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD; Equal Opportunity Staff Officer, Mainz MILCOM, 8th Infantry Division, Mainz, Germany; Protocol Officer, Headquarters, V Corps, Frankfurt, Germany; Chief, Personnel Administration Division, Headquarters V Corps, Frankfurt, Germany; Chief, Student Personnel, 10th Special Forces Group, Ft. Devens, MA; Chief, Personnel Actions Division, Headquarters, Ft. Devens, MA; Commander, 382nd Personnel Service Company, Ft. Devens, MA; Executive Officer, Installation Systems Software Center, Ft. Belvoir, VA; Protocol Officer, Office of the Chief of Staff, Army, The Pentagon; Congressional Liaison Officer, Headquarters, Department of the Army, The Pentagon; Aide-de-Camp to the 16th Secretary of the Army, The Pentagon; Board Member and Secretary, US Army Review Boards Agency, Arlington, VA; Chief, Repatriation and Family Affairs Division, US Army Casualty and Mortuary Affairs Office, US Army Personnel Command, Alexandria, VA.
Organization/Positions/Assignments in which you were a FIRST: First Female/Black Senior Aide de Camp to a Secretary of the Army. (Togo D. West, Jr., 16th Secretary of the Army)
Awards: Legion of Merit (two oak leaf clusters), Meritorious Service Medal (two oak leaf clusters) Army Commendation Medal (three oak leaf clusters), Army Achievement Medal (two oak leaf clusters), National Defense Service Medal (2nd award), Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Parachutist Badge, Army Staff Identification Badge,
Other Professional Affiliations: Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), (Life Member); Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, (Golden Life Member, Northern Virginia Chapter); Board of Directors, The Donna M. Saunders Foundation, Incorporated; The Links, Incorporated, (Arlington VA Chapter); The Society for the Arts, Incorporated, (Potomac River Chapter);The ROCKS, Incorporated, (Washington, DC Chapter); National Association of Parliamentarians, (Catherine Wittman Unit).