Staff Sergeant Stephen E. Walton, is a native of Bronx, New York.
He enlisted in the United States Army in September of 2012. SSG Walton attended Basic Combat Training (BCT) and Advanced Individual Training (AIT) at Fort Jackson, South Carolina qualifying him as a Human Resources Specialist, MOS 42A.
SSG Walton previous duty positions and assignments include:
- Private (Basic Training) with Alpha Company, 3rd Battalion, 60th Infantry Training Brigade (ITB), Private (AIT) with Delta Company, 369th Adjutant General Battalion; Human Resources Specialist with 5th Psychological Operations Battalion (Regional) (Special Operations) (Airborne), Human Resources Sergeant with 8th Psychological Operations Group (Special Operations) (Airborne), Human Resources Sergeant with 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, Human Resources Sergeant with 95TH Civil Affairs Brigade (Special Operations) (Airborne), Human Resources Sergeant with 98TH Civil Affairs Battalion (Special Operations) (Airborne). Combat Deployments in support of the Global War on Terrorism include: one tour in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.
SSG Walton military education includes:
- Warrior Leader’s Course (WLC), Advanced Leader’s Course (ALC), SHARP Foundation Course, United States Army Airborne School, United States Army Air Assault School, Mobile Force Protection, Human Resources Assistant Course, USASOC Command Language Program Manager, and Combat Lifesaver Course.
SSG Walton awards and decorations include:
- Army Commendation Medal w/ 4 OLC, Army Achievement Medal w/ 1 OLC, Afghanistan Campaign Medal w/ Bronze Star, Korea Defense Service Medal, NATO Service Medal, GWOT Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 2), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 2), Basic Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and Italian Parachutist Badge