Highest Military RankSergeant Major
Tomb Reflections“What I admire most of my younger self was that when I saw the tomb guard presentation, I looked past that it was a man standing out there doing that,” Walters said. “I immediately put myself there … that is what led me to see it through.”
Units & CampaignsPhysical Security, 502nd Military Intelligence Battalion, Ft. Lewis, WA
3d United States Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), Ft. Myer, VA
Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC
C Co, 302nd Forward Support Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Korea
6th Medical Logistics Management Center (Detachment), 44th Medical Brigade, Ft. Detrick, MD
Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Ft. Gordon, GA
Europe Regional Medical Command, Heidelberg, Germany
56th Multifunctional Medical Battalion, 62nd Medical Brigade, Ft. Lewis, WA
HHC S4, 62nd Medical Brigade, Ft. Lewis, WA
United States Army Medical Materiel Management Agency, Ft. Detrick, MD
United States Army Medical Materiel Center-Korea
Awards & DecorationsBronze Star (w/1 bronze OLC)
Meritorious Service Medal (w/1 silver OLC)
Army Commendation Medal (w/4 bronze OLC)
Army Achievement Medal (w/3 bronze OLC)
Army Good Conduct Medal (8th Award)
National Defense Service Medal (w/1 BSS)
Afghanistan Campaign Medal (w/ 3 BSS)
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal (w/2 BSS)
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Korean Defense Service Medal
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
NCO Professional Develop Ribbon (w/3 Numeral)
Army Service Ribbon
Overseas Service Ribbon (w/5 Numeral)
NATO Non-Article 5 Medal (w/Star)
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Meritorious Unit Commendation
Army Superior Unit Award (w/2 bronze OLC)
Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Identification Badge
German Army Marksmanship Schutzenschur Badge (Gold)
Driver and Mechanic Badge (w/ Wheel Device)
Order of Military Medical Merit (O2M3).
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Did you know?
There is a small green shack next to the Tomb. What is it for?
'The Box' (as it is affectionately known) is used primarily during wreath laying ceremonies for the Sentinel to retreat to while flowers and Taps are being presented. There also is a phone with a direct line downstairs to the Tomb Guard Quarters. This is used in times of emergencies or just to notify the next shift of something.