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Biography

Major General Walton assumed his current position as the Director for Transformation & Restationing, United States Forces Korea on June 11, 2014.

Major General James T. Walton was commissioned on July 29, 1977 in the US Army and entered active duty on August 28, 1977. His Army principal staff assignments while on active duty have been as Project Officer in the Directorate of Combat Developments at the US Army Signal Center and School, Fort Gordon, Georgia; Staff Officer assigned to the US Army Communications-Electronics Engineering Installation Agency Detachment, Seoul, Korea; Project Engineer and Engineering Plans Officer with the Instrumentation Command, US Army Combat Developments   Experimentation Center at Fort Ord and Fort Hunter Liggett, California.

In August of 1983, Major General Walton left active duty and joined the US Army Reserve, fulfilling the following duties: Training Officer, 91st Division, Fort Baker, California; Inspector General of the 187th Infantry Brigade (Separate), Fort Devens, Massachusetts; Signal Officer for the 167th Corps Support Group, Manchester, New Hampshire, 176th Medical Brigade in Garden Grove, California and 2nd Medical Brigade in San Pablo, California; Chief of Internal Review, 70th Regional Support Command in Seattle, Washington; and Chief of Staff, 63rd Regional Readiness Command, Los Alamitos, California. He has previously commanded the 1001st Civil Preparedness Support Detachment in Maynard, Massachusetts; 6th Battalion, 104th Division, Camp Parks, Dublin, California; 1397th Transportation Terminal Brigade on Mare Island in Vallejo, California; Deputy Commanding General, 63rd Regional Support Command, Moffett Field, Mountain View, California; Commanding General, 335th Signal Command (Theater) (Provisional) and USARCENT G-6 at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait; Director, Chief Integration Office, Office of the Army Chief Information Officer/G-6. His most previous assignment was Commanding General, 311th Signal Command (Theater) while also serving as the USARPAC Deputy Chief of Staff, G-6.

Major General Walton has a Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Operations Research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He holds an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley and a Master of Strategic Studies from the US Army War College.

His military education includes Signal Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Senior Transportation Officer Qualification Course, United States Army Command and General Staff College, United States Army War College.

Major General Walton is married with two adult step-children.

His awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Legion of Merit and the Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Cluster.