15 Wing Commander

Colonel Ron Walker, CD1

Colonel Ron Walker, CD1

Colonel Ron Walker was born in Windsor, Nova Scotia and enrolled in the Canadian Forces in June 1989 under the Regular Officer Training Program receiving his pilot Wings in May 1993.

He started his flying career at 2 Canadian Forces Flying Training School in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan as a Qualified Flying Instructor on the CT-114 Tutor aircraft. He then transferred to the CP-140 Long Range Patrol Aircraft in Greenwood, Nova Scotia with duties over three tours as a Crew Commander, Flying Instructor and a Commanding Officer. While in Greenwood he was a member of two winning O'Brien Competition crews, participated in the 1998 Fincastle Competition in Adelaide, Australia and conducted several deployments tracking submarines.

He has held several staff positions including at 1 Canadian Air Division Headquarters in Winnipeg as the subject matter expert for Long Range Patrol Readiness and for Aurora operations in the Canadian NORAD region, at the RCAF HQ in Ottawa as Air Staff where he worked in the Directorate of Air Personnel Strategy and at 2 Canadian Air Division as the Director of Air Force Training. As well, he was posted to NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium as an Air and Missile Defence Counselor to support the Canadian delegation. He also deployed in the fight against ISIS as the Op IMPACT Air Task Force-Iraq deputy commander for Roto 1. Colonel Walker currently works as the 15 Wing Commander in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.

Colonel Walker is a graduate of the Air Force Staff Course and the Canadian Forces Joint Command and Staff Program. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Acadia University and a Masters of Defence Studies from the Royal Military College of Canada.

In his spare time he enjoys outdoor activities including cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing, cycling, hiking and golf.