CAPT Angie Holcombe Walker

CASL Director

Captain Angie Walker is a native of Cumming, GA. She graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and received her commission through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Scholarship Program. She holds a Master of Science in Meteorology and Physical Oceanography from the Naval Postgraduate School and is completing her dissertation as a Doctoral Candidate in the University of Southern Mississippi’s Human Capital Development Executive Program.

At sea, she served as the First Division Officer and Boilers Officer in USS Shenandoah (AD-44) qualifying as a Surface Warfare Officer and Engineering Officer of the Watch (Steam). While in USS Stump (DD-978), she served as the Navigation/ Administration Department Head and Strike Warfare Officer during a Middle East Force deployment. Redesignated as a Special Duty Officer (Oceanography), she reported to the Mobile Environmental Team (MET) in Jacksonville, FL as the Assistant Department Head and Fleet Liaison Officer supporting multiple ships’ independent operations and exercises as an embarked MET.  She assumed dual responsibility as Staff Oceanographer for Commanders, Carrier Strike Group Six and Fourteen.  She served as the Joint METOC Officer in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa at Camp Lemonier, Djibouti where she also earned her Flight Meteorologist qualification.

Ashore, she served as the Operations Officer and then the Regional Operations/Plans Officer at the Naval Atlantic Meteorology and Oceanography Facility Jacksonville, FL. It is in this capacity which she coordinated all hurricane issues for Commander, Navy Region Southeast, which included all naval installations from North Carolina south to Puerto Rico and west to Mississippi. In January 2005, she reported as a Plank Owner to Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Professional Development Detachment South in Gulfport, MS and served as Officer-in-Charge until she assumed Executive Officer of Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Professional Development Center, Gulfport, MS.  She served as Plans Division Head of the Strategic Plans and Policy Department and later Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations for Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, Stennis Space Center, MS.  She commanded the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit Keesler in Biloxi, MS, where her command won several Regional and CNO Flagship awards each year.  She most recently served on the Operational Navy Staff as the Navy’s Arctic Affairs Officer in support of Task Force Climate Change (OPNAV N2N6E) and as the Section Head for Battlespace Awareness in Assessment Division of the Information Dominance Branch (OPNAV N81).  She is currently the Director of the Center for Applied Strategic Learning (CASL) at the National Defense University.

Captain Walker’s personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (3), the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3), and various other individual, campaign, and unit awards.