Robert D. Walz retired from the United States Armed Forces after nearly 40 years in service to his country.
KANSAS CITY, MO, June 05, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Robert D. Walz with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Walz celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Mr. Walz retired from the United States Armed Forces after nearly 40 years in service to his country. He began his career in 1968, shortly after receiving his Master of Arts in government from the University of South Dakota, and was commissioned as a battery officer for the Third Battalion of the 320th Field Artillery Regiment stationed in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He was transferred within a year to the Second Battalion of the 320th. He was a fire support officer in Vietnam. After his return to the United States, Mr. Walz was promoted to serve as commander of Battery A for the First Battalion of the 17th Artillery in Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
In 1972, having accrued recognition for his skills in strategic analysis, Mr. Walz was appointed to the position of assistant professor of military science at the University of Vermont. He remained on the faculty for two years before going overseas once more, this time occupying the role of staff officer for the First Battalion of the 38th Artillery at Camp Stanley in South Korea. He went on to contribute his inexhaustible services to the military in various capacities through the remainder of the 1970s and 1980s, gradually transitioning towards education. At the Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, he was the only instructor specializing in China – long a fascination of his – for the latter half of the 1980s. Mr. Walz retired as a civilian in 2007, having taught such foreign luminaries as the second highest ranked officer in the Army of the Netherlands, and former defense minister of the Republic of Georgia.
During his involvement with the Armed Forces, Mr. Walz garnered numerous recognitions in return for a sterling record of excellence, including the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star and a Meritorious Service medal, among others. Now free to dedicate his energies to pursuits outside the military, he has devoted himself to a long-standing passion; trains. In addition to being an avid builder of model railroad equipment and locomotives, he has authored or helped author 15 books on the Santa Fe railroad system, and holds membership with Santa Fe Railway Historical and Modeling Society as its secretary. Mr. Walz also associates with the National Railway Historical Society and the Railroad Artifact Preservation Society.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Mr. Walz has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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