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LTC Oliver T. Walton

  • College: College of Arts and Sciences
  • Department: Military Science Academic Department
  • Title: Professor of Military Science

Lieutenant Colonel Oliver “Walt” Walton, currently serves as the Fort Valley State University Professor of Military Science.  He hails from Columbus, Georgia and enlisted in the United States Army after graduating from high school in 1985.  As an enlisted soldier, he served as a medic assigned to the 45th Field Hospital, Vicenza, Italy and 4th Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, Fort Knox, Kentucky.  He earned his commission, as a Medical Service Corps (MSC) Officer, through the Army Green to Gold Program after graduating from Florida A&M University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology.

His officer assignments include Platoon Leader, 520th Infantry Battalion; Executive Officer, Headquarters & Support Company 168th Area Support Medical Battalion; Chief, Strength Management, 30th Medical Brigade; Chief, Personnel, Martin Army Community Hospital; Company Commander, 702nd Main Support Battalion; Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Recruiter, United States Army Recruiting Command (USAREC); Captains Career Course Small Group Leader, AMEDD Center and School; S1, 14th Combat Support Hospital (CSH) Executive Officer, 14th CSH; Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel (DCSPER), 18th Medical Command; Executive Officer, 65th Medical Brigade; Troop Commander, United States Army Medical Activity, Fort Benning, Georgia; Battalion Commander, 2nd Medical Recruiting Battalion, USAREC; and Deputy Branch Chief, MSC Branch, United States Army Human Resources Center of Excellence.

LTC Walton is a graduate of the Army Pre-Command, USAREC Pre-Command, Intermediate Level Education, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, AMEDD Officer Advanced Course, and AMEDD Officer Basic Course. He holds a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Oklahoma.  His military awards include, but are not limited to, the Bronze Star Medal for service in support of OPERATION Enduring Freedom, the Humanitarian Service Medal for service in support of the Army’s Hurricane Katrina relief effort, the Order of Military Medical Merit, 8 Meritorious Service Medals, 3 Army Commendation Medals and the Expert Field Medical Badge.

LTC Walton is married to Dr. Renee Walton and has three children: Paula, Corey, and Lauren.