The University of Mississippi


LTC Scott Walton

Professor of Military Science

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Lieutenant Colonel Edward “Scott” Walton assumed duties in November, 2013 as the 33rd Professor of Military Science and department chair, University of Mississippi. He is a 1997 graduate of the College of William and Mary, Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts in Government and History. Upon graduation, he received his commission in the Armor Branch through the Reserve Officer Training Corps. He is the first Armor Officer to serve as the Ole Miss PMS since the program officially began in 1935.

In addition, Lieutenant Colonel Walton has a Master of Arts in Security Studies from Kansas State University. His various military education includes; Armor Basic Officer Leader Course, Mounted Maneuver Captain Career Course, U. S. Army Combined Arms & Services Staff School, Command and General Staff College and participated in numerous Leader Development and Education for Sustained Peace (LDESP) seminars on both Iraq and Afghanistan. He has completed the U.S. Army Cadet Command’s Military Science Instructor Course and has the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) certifications in Incident Management and National Response Framework.

Lieutenant Colonel Walton’s has held various command and staff positions in both the Operational and Institutional Army to include: Armored Reconnaissance Squadron’s Operations Officer and Brigade Special Troops Battalion Executive Officer in the 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, TX; Aide-de-camp to the Deputy Commanding General and Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Monroe, VA; Assistant Professor of Military Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Tank Company Commander and Tank Battalion Maintenance Officer in the 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, TX; and Brigade Recon Troop Executive Officer, Tank Company Executive Officer and Tank Platoon Leader in the 3d Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, GA. He deployed to Southwest Asia in Support of Operation Desert Thunder, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation New Dawn.

Lieutenant Colonel Walton has been inducted in the Order of Saint George (Bronze Medallion). In college, he was inducted into the Order of Omega and Scabbard and Blade (VP) national leadership honor societies and participated in varsity football. His various military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (2 awards), the Meritorious Service Medal (3 awards), The Army Commendation Medal (3 awards), the Army Achievement Medal (3 awards), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal (3 campaigns), Combat Action Badge, and Parachute Badge.

Lieutenant Colonel Walton is married to the former Tami Russell of Austin, Texas and they have twin six-year-old boys. He is the son of a retired Army Officer and spent most of his childhood in Virginia Beach, VA.