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CDR Matthew Walker
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Engineering Department
15 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320

Matthew.J.Walker@uscga.edu
(860) 701-6801
CDR MATTHEW WALKER
Instructor
Department of Engineering
U.S. Coast Guard Academy

CDR Walker is a 2001 graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. After graduation, he reported to USCGC Hamilton, home-ported in San Diego, California, as an Engineering Officer in Training (EOIT). Selected for Naval Aviation Training at Pensacola, CDR Walker earned his ‘wings of gold’ in 2004. He reported to Air Station Savannah, Georgia, where he assisted in the rescue and recovery efforts following Hurricane Katrina. In 2008, he was selected for the Aviation Engineering Officer Training program, earning his “red-rag” designation as an Aviation Engineering Officer. In 2009, he transferred to Air Station Miami, Florida as the Rotary Wing Aviation Engineering Officer. During this tour, he conducted operational test and evaluation with the Coast Guard Research and Development Center on the Electro-Optical Sensor system on H65s, led the aviation maintenance support for the Haitian Earthquake in 2010, and supported the manpower and asset surge following the Deepwater Horizon disaster. In 2013, CDR Walker transferred to Sector North Bend, Oregon as the Aviation Engineering Department Head, overseeing 80 personnel and five, MH65D aircraft. In 2015, he became the Sector Logistics Department Head, responsible for administration, medical, finance, and naval and facilities engineering support for 450 personnel at nine units stretched across 220 nautical miles of the southwestern Oregon coast. As a helicopter pilot, he accumulated over 3,200 hours in the HH-65B, HH-65C, MH-65C and MH-65D. CDR Walker reported to USCGA as a rotating military faculty in the Mechanical Engineering Section in 2016. 

Education:
  • P.E. license, Mechanical Engineering, State of Oregon, 2014
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida, 2010
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, 2001
  • Private Pilot (single engine, fixed-wing; rotary wing; instrument-rated)

Courses Taught:
  • Thermodynamics
  • Mechanisms Lab
  • Private Pilot Ground School

Honors:
  • Coast Guard Commendation Medal with “O” device (x2)
  • Coast Guard Achievement Medal with “O”
  • COMDT’s Letter of Commendation Medal with “O” device (x2)

Professional Memberships:
  • National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Coast Guard Aviation Association (“The Ancient Order of the Pterodactyl”)