Captain Heather Walton
Captain Walton assumed command of Amphibious Construction Battalion TWO in Nov 2016.
After graduating from recruit training in Orlando, FL in 1985 she attended Construction Mechanic “A” School in Gulfport, MS, and then reported to ACB TWO as the Elevated Causeway System Mechanic. In Jan 1987 she reported to Public Works Department, Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba as a light and heavy equipment and crane mechanic and vehicle inspector, with a follow on tour with ACB ONE as the heavy equipment shop and crane mechanic supervisor. In August 1993 she reported to CBMU 302, Guam as the maintenance supervisor. Upon the decommissioning of CBMU 302 in July 1994, she reported to NMCB FORTY, completing deployments to Guam and Rota as the heavy equipment shop supervisor, crane mechanic, and inspector. During this tour she was promoted to Construction Mechanic Chief. In 1997 she reported to Naval Construction Training Center as the Basic Military Training Platoon Commander.
CAPT Walton was commissioned as an Ensign through the Limited Duty Officer Program in March 1998. After completing CECOS Basic she reported to Naval Construction Training Center, Gulfport, MS serving as the Operations Officer. In May 2001 she reported to NMCB SEVEN as Charlie Company Commander and Officer in Charge of DFT Baltic’s. In 2003 CAPT Walton reported to 22nd Naval Construction Regiment where she served as the Assistant Operations and European Operations Officer, followed by a tour with CNE-C6F as the NCF Policies and Programs Officer planning NCF employment in the AFRICOM and EUCOM AOR. In 2008 she reported to Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit 303 as the CO, then to Naval Facilities Expeditionary Logistics Center as the Operations Officer. More recently, she served as the XO in Amphibious Construction Battalion ONE, then as the CO of NCTC Gulfport, followed by a tour at Navy Expeditionary Combat Command as the Materiel Readiness Officer.
CAPT Walton is a qualified Seabee Combat Warfare Officer and a member of the Society of American Military Engineers. Personal decorations include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (5), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (5 awards), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (5 awards) and various other unit and personal decorations.