Kevin M. Walker Named Equal Employment Opportunity Officer
|Washington, D.C. December 20, 2012|
Director Robert S. Mueller, III has named Kevin M. Walker equal employment opportunity (EEO) officer. In this role, he will oversee the discrimination complaint process, the DOJ Mediator Corps, the reasonable accommodation process, and the sign language interpreter program. Mr. Walker most recently served as the acting deputy director and general counsel of the National Drug Intelligence Center.
From 2006 to 2007, Mr. Walker served as the chief prosecutor for U.S. forces in the Iraqi theater of operations, supervising 26 trial teams trying hundreds of courts-martial. In 2008, Mr. Walker was chosen by the Judge Advocate’s Association as the “Outstanding Career Armed Services Attorney” for the Army Reserve Components.
From 2004 to 2006, Mr. Walker was employed at the Department of Homeland Security, where he served as deputy chief of the Commercial and Administrative Law Division, Office of the Chief Counsel, U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Services. Mr. Walker led a 13-attorney practice group that provided legal support in employment, procurement, information and privacy issues, security, torts, and general administrative law. He also served as a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Board for the Correction of Military Records, a quasi-judicial board empowered to correct the personnel records of current and former Coast Guard members.
Before joining DHS, Mr. Walker served as a regular army officer with a number of assignments, including professor in the contract and fiscal law department; later, associate dean for the Judge Advocate School; chief of military justice; later, chief of administrative and contract law for the U.S. Army Special Operations Command; criminal defense counsel for the U.S. army Trial Defense Service; chief of International and Operational Law for the 101st Airborne Division; and special assistant U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee and Western District of Kentucky.
Prior to his legal career, Mr. Walker served as a U.S. Army infantry officer and also as a corporate environmental compliance officer with a major U.S. manufacturer. He continues to serve as a colonel in Army Reserve Judge Advocate General’s Corps, commanding the 9th Legal Operations Detachment headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.
Mr. Walker holds a Bachelor of Arts from Purdue University, a Juris Doctor from Albany Law School, a Master of Laws concentrating in government procurement and fiscal law from The Army Judge Advocate General’s School, and a Masters of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.
Mr. Walker is admitted to practice before the bars of New York and Connecticut and the United States Supreme Court.