The Upper South Carolina Council of the Navy League is pleased to announce that Brigadier General James Walker, USMC (ret), will be the guest speaker at its May 9, 2018, dinner meeting at the Poinsett Club in Greenville, SC. General Walker will discuss how the sea services’ focus on mission accomplishment can be applied to positively impact our daily lives.
General Walker was raised in Greenville, SC, and graduated from Clemson University with honors in May 1976. After being commissioned as a lieutenant in the Marine Corps, he completed law school at the University of South Carolina and went on to serve in diverse positions throughout his 33-year Marine Corps career. He provided legal advice to commanders at all levels and was the first Judge Advocate to be selected for command twice.
His military career concluded as the Executive Assistant to the Commandant of the Marine Corps and as the senior uniformed attorney in the Marine Corps. As the Staff Judge Advocate, he led over 1,000 support personnel providing legal services to Marines around the world, including forces in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan.
After his retirement in 2010, General Walker joined the international relief organization Samaritan’s Purse as the Deputy Director for International Projects. He also serves as Executive Director of Operation Heal Our Patriots, a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse focused on healing the marriages of those who have been injured or wounded in service to our nation.
The public is cordially invited to attend this inspiring program. Tickets are $33 per person and include a choice of two dinner entrees. For details and reservation form, please go to bit.ly/NavyLeagueReservationForm or email NavyLeague. UpperSCCouncil@Yahoo.com.
The Navy League is a civilian non-profit organization whose mission is to support the sea services: Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and US Flagged Merchant Marine. It does this through informational programs, support of sea service personnel and their families, youth programs, and other local area programs.