Branch of Service: U.S. Army

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Current Residence: Virginia Beach, VA

Chris Walton in military uniformLieutenant Colonel (R) Christopher Walton, United States Army, is a Disabled Veteran with 22 years of service. His notable assignments include Provost Marshal, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Multi-National Division North (OIF), Executive Officer, 716th Military Police Battalion (OIF), and Deputy Provost Marshal, I Corps and Multi-National Corps-Iraq (OIF). He served four combat tours including Operation Provide Comfort-1991, and Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2003, 2005, and 2009, and is a two time recipient of the Bronze Star Medal. Chris is the former President of the Admiral Arleigh Burke (Boulder) Chapter of Military Officers Association of America, a Lifetime Member of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Association, and the current Board President, American Military Family, a Colorado based 501(c)(3) dedicated to assisting Combat Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress (PTS), and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) through both emergency financial assistance and mental health intervention and therapy.

Following his retirement from the Army, he worked as a USNPS Ranger- Law Enforcement and Search and Rescue, Rocky Mountain National Park, and as an Admissions Evaluator, University of Colorado-Boulder. Chris and his wife Maria, who is currently the Registrar, University of Colorado School of Law have a daughter Casey, son-in-law Zach, and the joy of their lives, granddaughter Zoe and all now reside in Virginia Beach, VA.

He hopes to spend a week of camaraderie with fellow combat Veterans, to lead and inspire those also on the expedition, and to be inspired by them and their great mental and emotional strength.

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