Power Ten, Inc. will be supporting the Marine Corps Aviation Association (MCAA) at its November 5, 2013 dinner. The MCAA Bransom-Capital Squadron dinner takes place at the Army-Navy Country Club featuring guest of honor and speaker Lieutenant General Glenn M. Walters, CEO, Deputy Commandant for Programs and Resources.
Lieutenant General Walters was commissioned a Second Lieutenant on 12 May 1979, after graduating from The Citadel with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Upon completion of the Officers Basic Course in November 1979, he was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines at Camp Lejeune as a Platoon Commander in Weapons Company. He attended flight training in Pensacola, Florida and was designated a Naval Aviator in March 1981.
After receiving his wings, Lieutenant General Walters was assigned to MAG-39 for training in the AH-1T, subsequently transferring to HMA-169 as the Flight Line Officer, Flight Scheduler and Adjutant. He completed two WESTPAC cruises in 1983 and 1984 with HMM-265.
During June 1986 Lieutenant General Walters was assigned to 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division at Camp Pendleton for duty as Air Officer and Operations Officer. In July 1987 he was re-assigned to HMT-303 for refresher training in the AH-1J and subsequent transition to the AH-1W. In July 1987 he was deployed on MAGTF 1-88 in support of Operation Ernest Will in the Arabian Gulf on the USS Okinawa. After returning to the United States he was assigned as the Assistant Operations Officer and S-4 in HMLA-169.
Departing MAG-39 in September 1989, Lieutenant General Walters attended Multi-Engine Transition Training at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas. He then attended the United States Naval Test Pilot School in 1990. After graduation from Test Pilot School, Lieutenant General Walters was assigned to the Attack/Assault Department of the Rotary Wing Aircraft Test Directorate at Naval Air Station, Patuxent River. His duties included Flight Test lead for the AH-1W Night Targeting System, Integrated Body and Head Restraint System and AH-1W Maverick Missile feasibility testing. He was elected to the Society of Experimental Test Pilots in October 1994.
In April 1994, after his tour in Flight Test, Lieutenant General Walters was assigned duties in the Fleet Introduction Team for the AH-1W Night Targeting System at MAG-39 in Camp Pendleton. Upon completion of Fleet Introduction of the NTS system, Lieutenant General Walters assumed the duties as Operation Officer for HMLA-369, deploying to Okinawa in November 1995. Returning from Okinawa in May 1996, Lieutenant General Walters assumed the duties as XO of HMLA-369.
Lieutenant General Walters took command of HMT-303 on 4 June 1997 and relinquished command 21 months later on 2 March 1999. He was subsequently assigned the duties of XO, Mag-39. During April 1999, Lieutenant General Walters was transferred to the Aviation Branch, Headquarters, United States Marine Corps, for service as the Head, APP-2 in the Aviation Plans and Programs Division. In March 2001 was transferred to the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Acquisition, Technology & Logistics, Defense System, Land Warfare, where he was an Aviation Staff Specialist.
Lieutenant General Walters assumed command of VMX-22 on 28 August 2003, becoming the first Commanding Officer of the Squadron. In Aug 2006 Lieutenant General Walters was assigned as head of the Aviation Requirements Branch (APW) in the Department of Aviation at HQMC. From January 2007 to April 2008, he served as head of the Plans, Policy and Budget Branch (APP). In Mar 2008 he assumed the duties of Assistant Deputy Commandant for Aviation. After his promotion to Brigadier General in August 2008, he was assigned to the Joint Staff as Deputy Director J-8, DDRA. Lieutenant General Walters came to 2d Marine Aircraft Wing in July 2010, and assumed command of 2d Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward) in November 2010. He was promoted to Major General while deployed in August 2011, and returned in March of 2012. Lieutenant General Walters assumed command of 2d Marine Aircraft Wing in May 2012 and relinquished command in May 2013. Lieutenant General Walters was promoted to his current rank on 7 June 2013 and is currently assigned as the Deputy Commandant of Programs and Resources.
Lieutenant General Walters personal awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (second award), Air Medal, Navy Commendation, and Navy Achievement Medal.
The Marine Corps Aviation Association is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and recognize professional excellence in Marine aviation, support the fraternal bond of its membership, preserve Marine aviation heritage and safeguard the future of Marine aviation through awards programs, events and publications. The MCAA exists to link the past, present and future of Marine Aviation through a variety of activities, media and events. Anybody with a supportive interest in Marine Aviation is welcome to join.
Power Ten, Inc. is proud to be a supporter of the MCAA and its work. Power Ten, Inc. is committed to social responsibility; we give back in time and resources to our communities as well as support to the organizations and events important to our people and our customers.