|Commander Heather J. Walton
Commander Walton is a 1985 graduate of Reedsport High School, Reedsport, OR. In June 1985 she enlisted in the Navy and reported to RTC Orlando for recruit training.
Upon completion of recruit training in Orlando, FL and Construction Mechanic “A” School in Gulfport, MS she 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.
CDR Walton was commissioned as an Ensign through the Limited Duty Officer Program in March 1998 and after completing CECOS Basic reported to Naval Construction Training Center, Gulfport, MS where serving as Charlie Company Commander and Operations Officer. In May 2001 she reported to NMCB SEVEN where she served as Charlie Company Commander, Officer in Charge of DFT Baltic’s and the battalion Training Officer. In 2003 CDR Walton reported to the 22nd Naval Construction Regiment where she served as the Assistant Operations Officer and European Operations Officer. Following this tour CDR Walton worked at CNE-C6F as the NCF Policies and Programs Officer planning NCF employment in the AFRICOM and EUCOM AOR. Most recently, CDR Walton was the Commanding Officer of CBMU 303, and is currently assigned as the Operations Officer at NFELC.
CDR Walton is a qualified Seabee Combat Warfare Officer and a member of the Society of American Military Engineers. Personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (3), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (6 awards), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (4 awards) and various other unit and personal decorations