Cmdr. Desmond Walker

Executive Officer, USS Bainbridge (DDG 96)

24 January 2022
Cmdr. Desmond Walker
Cmdr. Desmond Walker
Cmdr. Desmond Walker
Cmdr. Desmond Walker
Cmdr. Desmond Walker
Photo By: MC1 Jacob Milham
VIRIN: 220124-N-OW182-0002
Cmdr. Desmond Walker is a native of Hollandale, Mississippi. He enlisted in the Navy in 1996 and was commissioned through the Seaman-to-Admiral 21 program in 2005 from the Hampton Roads NROTC. He graduated from Norfolk State University, with a Bachelor of Science in Electronics Technology. He also holds a Master of Engineering Management from Old Dominion University, and Master of Business Administration from Central Michigan University. He completed Joint Professional Military Education Phase I in 2015.
Cmdr. Walker’s sea duty assignments include: Well Deck and Small Boats Division Officer and Assistant Training Officer on USS Bataan (LHD 5); Reactor Laboratories Division Officer aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75); Operations Officer on USS Carney (DDG 64); Chemistry/Radiological Controls Assistant aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). He assumed the duties as Executive Officer of USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) in January 2022.
Ashore, Cmdr. Walker’s assignments include: Nuclear Programs Manager at Commander, Navy Recruiting Command; Section Head for Amphibious Warfare In-Service Readiness (OPNAV N953); Special Assistant to the 31st Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV N00Z) and Navy Liaison Officer to the 37th Commandant of the Marine Corps (Strategic Initiatives Group); Director for Combat Systems, Afloat Training Group Mayport; Executive Assistant to Commander, U.S. Second Fleet/Commander, Joint Forces Command Norfolk.
His decorations and awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy Commendation Medal (five awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), and various unit awards and citations.
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