District Brother in the Spotlight

Esteemed Members of the Tenacious 13th District,

I extend my greetings in the name of the Supreme Basileus of the Universe. I trust this message finds you and your families in good health.

Veterans Day, originally recognized as Armistice Day, serves as a commemoration of the conclusion of World War I. This day was initially observed on November 11, 1919, to pay tribute to veterans and mark the end of hostilities at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. In 1954, its designation was officially changed to Veterans Day, honoring all U.S. military veterans. It stands as a day of recognition and appreciation for the sacrifices and contributions of those who have served in our armed forces to safeguard our nation’s security and freedom.

On this occasion of Veterans Day 2023, the 13th District Military Affairs Committee wishes to shine a light on one of our remarkable Brothers and Veterans, Brother Lt. Col (R) Ron Walker. We come together to pay tribute and express our profound gratitude to Brother Walker for his selfless dedication to our nation. Please find his comprehensive biography attached to gain insights into his illustrious military journey, as well as his dedication to serving the Brothers of the Tenacious 13th International District and his notable achievements within the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Yours in Omega,
Bro. Ra’Shad Patrick
13th District Military Affairs Chair
Keeper of Finance, Phi Gamma Gamma Chapter

Brother Lieutenant Colonel Retired Ronald D. Walker is a native of Albany, GA. He is a graduate of Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, North Carolina where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology (Magna Cum Laude) and was a Distinguished Military Graduate. He enlisted in the US Army as a Dental Technician in 1982, and later commissioned through the Army’s Green to Gold program as a Second Lieutenant through the Reserve Officer Training Corps as a Medical Service Corps Officer in 1991.

Brother Lieutenant Colonel Retired Walker served in various leadership and command positions to include: Treatment Platoon Leader, D Co. 307th Medical Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, Ft Bragg, NC; Medical Platoon Leader, 2-505 Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Ft Bragg, NC; Company Commander, C Co. 2nd FSB, Camp Hovey, Korea; S-3, 2nd FSB, Camp Hovey, Korea; Small Group Instructor, Leader Development Branch, AMEDD Center and School, Fort Sam Houston, TX; Training with Industry, Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Emergency Preparedness, Rockville, MD; Current Operations Officer, HQDA, Office of The Surgeon General, Falls Church, VA; Senior Brigade Medical Operations and Training Officer, Office of the Program Manager, Saudi Arabian National Guard Modernization Program, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Executive Officer, 168th Area Support Medical Battalion, 18th Medical Command, Eighth United States Army, United States Forces Korea; Chief, Army Special Operations Forces Liaison Element – Korea, Special Operations Command Korea; Commander, 3rd Medical Recruiting Battalion, Fort Knox, KY; Deputy Chief of Staff Operations G3, 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support), Fort Shafter, HI; Deputy Commander for Administration I OIC, 14th Combat Support Hospital with duty at Role 3 United Kingdom Hospital, Helmund Province, Afghanistan;  Executive Officer, 1st Medical Brigade, Fort Hood, TX; Lieutenant Colonel Walker final assignment was as Secretary of the General Staff, HQ’s III Corps and Fort Hood, TX.

Brother Lieutenant Colonel Retired Walker’s military education include: the Command and General Staff College, the AMEDD Officer Advanced and Basic Courses, the Joint Medical Planners Course, Security Assistance Management Overseas Course, DOD Emergency Preparedness Course, US Army Ranger Course, Jumpmaster Course, Airborne Course.
Brother Lieutenant Colonel Retired Walker’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with silver oak leaf cluster and 3 oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal with four oak leaf clusters, Good Conduct medal with two notches, National Defense Service Medal with bronze star, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with bronze star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Army Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon with numeral 4, and the NATO Medal. He also earned the Expert Field Medical Badge and is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit.

Brother Walker currently serves as the 13th District Assistant Keeper of Finance and is the Immediate Past Basileus for Lambda Beta Beta Chapter, Honolulu, HI. He is a Life Member in the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., and a 13the District Life member. Over the past three decades, Brother Walker has held many leadership positions and has chaired several committees within the Chapters he has served. Of note, he has Chaired the following committee’s: Reclamation and Retention, Voter Registration, Good Health Wins, Highway Cleanup, Finance and Audit, Scholarship and Essay, Achievement Week, and has served on almost every standing committee. Brother Walker served as Basileus for Lambda Beta Beta and Xi Xi Chapters, Vice Basileus for Omicron Pi, Lambda Xi, and Xi Xi, and as Chaplain for Tau Gamma Gamma and Lambda Gamma Gamma Chapters.

Brother Walker is married to Colonel Jolanda L.J. Walker of Montgomery, Alabama.


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