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The Legacy of RADM Ted Walker
The Legacy of RADM Ted Walker
Last week the Supply Corps Community bid a final farewell to one of our most beloved leaders. A memorial ceremony for RADM Edward "Ted" K. Walker, Jr. was held at the United States Naval Academy, with many from our Supply Family in attendance. Rear Admiral Walker passed away on December 11, 2021. As the 35th Chief of Supply Corps and Commander, Naval Supply Systems Command, RADM Walker advocated the Corps’ critical role as the ‘Golden Link’ in the chain that makes everything else in the Navy possible, and each officer’s role within the chain. Revered by his Community, RADM Walker served as a 2018 BQC graduation ceremony guest speaker. In his speech, RADM Walker shared his ‘Golden Link’ perspective and the great lessons he learned while serving in the Navy. In 2020, the NSCF honored RADM Walker as a Distinguished Alumnus, for his great success in the private sector following his 34-year naval career, in a virtual ceremony celebrated by the Supply Community around the globe. The Supply Corps will forever be touched by RADM Ted Walker's example, leadership, and contributions to our Community. Fair winds and following seas...

RADM Ted Walker's Speech as Guest Speaker at 2018 BQC Graduation
RADM Ted Walker's 2020 NSCF Distinguished Alumni Ceremony video
RADM Ted Walker's Obituary
VADM Edward Straw's Eulogy for RADM Ted Walker