Vice President of Defense Solutions
As Vice President of Defense Solutions, Mr. Marc Walker leads the delivery of solutions and services designed and developed for the Department of Defense (DoD). With over 34 years of DoD experience leading multi-disciplinary teams, Mr. Walker’s contributions to leadership, strategic planning, and daily operations are key to growing EMKS’s Defense vertical.
Prior to joining EMKS, Mr. Walker served as the Headquarters Department of Army (HQDA), G-3/5/7 Mission Command Project Manager/Senior Analyst for CORTEK, Inc. where he led a multi-disciplinary team focused on Integration and Data Management along with Current and Future Operations. Before his dual-role assignment, he led the Integration Branch of Mission Command for Ventura Group, Inc. where he focused on the synchronization of Mission Command efforts across multiple Army Staff sections and an impressive 28-year career serving in the U.S. Army where he worked in the Strategic Planning, Operations, and Training communities at numerous locations and commands, including the Pentagon.
Mr. Walker began his career as an enlisted Infantryman in the Nebraska Army National Guard before commissioning as a Regular Army Second Lieutenant (2LT) in the Air Defense Artillery (Patriot). He later transitioned to the Logistics Corps for his final 20 years and proudly served in the European and Southwest Asia theaters. He has led or commanded from squad level up to a multi-functional Brigade Support Battalion and led a team that advised and trained a newly formed Iraqi Logistics Battalion while simultaneously conducting operations in a combat zone. He also developed scenarios and led Mission Command Training Program Observers/Trainers who assisted Army brigade level logistics units as they prepared to deploy. Mr. Walker played a key role at the Pentagon as an Organizational Integrator, leading the successful development, synchronization, and implementation of three major Army Chief of Staff initiatives that modernized the Logistic Unit Headquarters.
Mr. Walker holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Nebraska-Kearney and has completed numerous Army Logistics and Leadership courses, including the Army Command and General Staff College.
“Leaders don’t create followers, they create more Leaders” – Tom Peters