Sergeant Major Matthew J. Walters
Command Sergeant Major, 11th Military Police Battalion (CID)
SGM Matthew Walters hails from Belton, Texas.
SGM Walters entered the US Army in November 1988 and attended Advanced Individual Training for Military Policeman at Fort McClellan, Ala. In 1998, he applied for and was accepted to the CID Special Agent program. Throughout his military career, SGM Walters has served in a variety of duty positions including CID Special Agent, Drug Suppression Team Chief, Detachment Sergeant, Operations Sergeant, First Sergeant, and Command Sergeant Major.
SGM Walters’ military education includes the Primary Leadership Development Course (Commandant’s List); Advance Leader Course (Commandant’s List); Senior Leader Course (Commandant’s List); First Sergeant Course; US Army Sergeants Majors Academy, Resident Course Class #62 (Commandant’s List); Basic Special Agent Course; Protective Service Training
Course; Crisis and Hostage Negotiations Course; Child Abuse Prevention and Investigations Course; Advanced Crime Scene Investigative Techniques Course; Antiterrorism / Force Protection Level II Course and The Scotland Yard Evidence Officer Course. SGM Walters earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration from Upper Iowa University and a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Oklahoma City University.
SGM Walters’ awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (2 oak leaf clusters), the Army Commendation Medal (5 oak leaf clusters), the Army Achievement Medal (7 oak leaf clusters), the Army Good Conduct Medal (8th award), the National Defense Service Medal (Bronze Star), the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Korea Defense Service Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal (Oak Leaf Cluster), the Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon (Numeric 4), the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeric 4), the U.S. Coast Guard Special Operations Service Ribbon, and the NATO Medal.
SGM Walters’ stateside assignments include Fort Belvoir, Va.; Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.; Fort Leavenworth, Kan.; Fort Sill, Okla.; Fort Riley, Kan.; Fort Bliss, Texas and Fort Hood, Texas. His overseas assignments and deployments include Hanau, Germany; Camp Carroll, Republic of Korea; Camp Casey, Republic of Korea; Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; Camp Victory, Iraq; and Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. SGM Walters is a combat veteran of both OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM and OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM.