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436th Force Support Squadron
COMMANDER

About 

Lt Col DiAundra N. Walker is Commander of the 436th Force Support Squadron, Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. The Force Support Squadron is responsible for providing vital mission support through manpower and personnel, services sustainment, force development, Airman and family services, and community services, along with mortuary affairs, honor guard, and installation readiness. The Airmen of the 436th Force Support Squadron take care of more than 5,000 military/civilian, 4,900 dependents, and 16,700 retirees.

 

Lt Col Walker was born in Washington, DC. She earned her commission in 2009 through the Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Tuskegee University as a Distinguished Graduate. She has since served 15 years active duty. She has a core Force Support background and she has held assignments at squadron, Wing Staff, Numbered Air Force, Headquarters Air Force and joint headquarters levels.

 

Prior to her current position, Lt Col Walker was an Air Force Strategic Policy Fellow where she successfully completed a demanding and prestigious Air Force Fellowship with USAID's Center for Democracy. She also served as the Operations Officer, 786th Force Support Squadron, Ramstein AB, Germany where she assisted in command responsibility for over 600 military and led the unit readiness and training flight. In addition she was responsible for overseeing squadron resources totaling $1.15M across six installations and over 40 facilities.

Education

2009 - Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science, Political Science, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL

2009 - Air and Space Basic Course, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL

2010 - Force Support Officer Course, Keesler AFB, MS

2017 - Masters of American Politics and Government, Political Science, American Military University, WV

Assignments

June 2009 - June 2010, Officer In Charge, Fitness Assessment Cell, 81st Force Support Squadron, Keesler Air Force Base, MS

June 2010 - June 2012, Chief, Protocol, 81st Training Wing, and Second Air Force, Keesler AFB, MS

June 2012 - September 2013, Chief, Cadet Personnel Section, U.S. Air Force Academy, CO

September 2013 - May 2015, Chief, Career Development, Jeanne M. Holm Center, Maxwell AFB, AL

  • October 2014 - May 2015, OIC, Joint Personnel Center and Administration, Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa, Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti

May 2015 – October 2016, Manpower & Personnel Flight Commander, 42nd FSS, Maxwell AFB, AL

  • January 2016 - July 2016, A1 Director of Operations, Headquarters 9th Air Expeditionary Task Force - Levant, U.S. Air Force Central Command, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait

October 2016 – August 2017, Executive Officer to Wing Commander, 42nd Air Base Wing, Maxwell AFB, AL

August 2017 – July 2019, Detachment Commander, Det 1 786 FSS, US Army Garrison Stuttgart, Germany

July 2019 – July 2020, Branch Chief, Plans and Operations, J1, United States Forces Korea, Korea

July 2020 – July 2021, Executive Officer to Director, Manpower, Personnel, and Services, United States Air Forces Europe – Air Forces Africa, Ramstein AB, Germany

July 2021 – July 2022, Operations Officer, 786th Force Support Squadron, Ramstein AB, Germany

July 2022 - July 2023, Air Force Strategic Policy Fellow, Washington, D.C.

July 2023 - June 2024, Air Power Strategist, Global Plans & Posture Divison, Headquarters Air Force, A57, Washington, D.C.

June 2024 - present, Commander, 436th Force Support Squadron

Major Awards & Decorations

Defense Meritorious Service Medal

Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster

Joint Service Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster

Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters

Joint Service Achievement Medal

Air Force Achievement Medal

Effective Dates of Promotion

Second Lieutenant May 9, 2009

First Lieutenant May 27, 2011

Captain May 27, 2013

Major Apr 1, 2019

Lt Col Oct 1, 2023

 

 

(Current as of June 2024)

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Lt Col DiAundra N. Walker

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