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About the Commander

1st Lt. Eddie Walter is the Commander, Van Meter Cadet Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol, United States Air Force Auxiliary.  In this role, he is responsible for the command and administration of more than 70 volunteer members.

1st Lt. Walter began his CAP career as a cadet with the Vandenberg Composite Squadron 101, California Wing in February, 1992.  In February, 1993, Cadet Walter transferred to Lakeshore Composite Squadron, Texas Wing and remained a member there until February, 1998.  1st Lt. Walter returned to CAP as a senior member in February, 2018 at the Van Meter Cadet Squadron.  He was selected by Kentucky Wing Commander Col. Darrel Williamson in April, 2019 as the Commander of Van Meter Cadet Squadron.  He also serves on Group V Staff as the Cadet Programs Officer and Finance Officer and on the Kentucky Wing Cadet Programs staff as the Assistant Senior Advisor to the Kentucky Wing Cadet Advisory Council.  His passions within Civil Air Patrol are the Cadet Program and Professional Development program.

1st Lt. Walter utilizes his Command Philosophy to guide his decisions with his Commander's Intent at front of mind in every decision he undertakes.

 

CAP EDUCATION

Squadron Leadership School - February, 2018
Officer Basic Course - February, 2018
Corporate Learning Course - August, 2019

PAST OR CURRENT DUTY POSITIONS

Cadet First Sergeant
Cadet Commander
Group CAC Chair
Wing CAC Chair
Encampment Cadet Executive Officer
Encampment Deputy Cadet Commander
Encampment Cadet Commander
Squadron Professional Development Officer
Squadron Administrative Officer
Squadron Personnel Officer
Deputy Squadron Commander
Sqaudron Commander
Group Cadet Programs Officer
Group Finance Officer
Group Professional Development Officer
Wing Assistant Senior Advisor to the CAC

SPECIALTY TRACK RATINGS

Cadet Programs - Technician
Professional Development - Technician
Personnel - Technician
Administration - Technician
Aerospace Education - Technician
Finance - Technician

 

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Gen. Chuck Yeager Award
Ira C. Eaker Award
Amelia Earhart Award
Gen. Billy Mitchell Award
Wright Brothers Award

 

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

C/2dLt - 31 OCT 1994
C/Capt - 12 SEP 1995
C/LtCol - 2 OCT 1996
1stLt - 1 JUN 2018

 

(Current as of December 2019)

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