Born 2 May 1953 at Montgomery Air Force Base, Alabama, Tyler Walker, II, first served in the Marine Corps from 1971 to 1973 as a Lance Corporal in the 2d Marine Division at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. He then joined the Army in 1974, serving in the 108th Quartermaster Company, 46th Engineer Battalion, Fort Rucker, Alabama. In 1975, he was assigned to B Company, 501st Supply and Transportation Battalion, 1st Armored Division, in Germany.
In 1977, Walker returned to the United States to serve in the 632d Maintenance Company, 24th Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia. He was chosen for special duty as cadre of the installation's first Correctional Custody Facility. In 1980, he was selected to attend the Drill Sergeant Academy, after which he served as Drill Sergeant in the 3d Battalion, 4th Training Brigade, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. He was recognized as Drill Sergeant of the Cycle twice in a one year period.
In 1983, Walker returned to Germany as Maintenance Control Supervisor of B Company, 708th Maintenance Battalion, 8th Infantry Division in Baumholder. He returned to the United States in 1986 to serve as Maintenance Control Supervisor in the 183d Maintenance Company, Fort Carson, Colorado. He next served in Korea, from 1987 to 1988, as First Sergeant of C Company, 702d Main Support Battalion, 2d Infantry Division, Camp Casey, the most forward deployed maintenance company in the division.
Walker then returned to Fort Stewart to serve as First Sergeant of C Company, 724th Support Battalion (Main), 24th Infantry Division. When the division deployed for Operations DESERT SHIELD and STORM, he assumed the duties of Command Sergeant Major for the 1,200-Soldier battalion. Walker then attended the US Army Sergeants Major Academy from 1991 to 1992 followed by an assignment as First Sergeant of C Company, 25th Forward Support Battalion (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
In 1993, Walker returned to Korea as Command Sergeant Major of the 702d Main Support Battalion, 2d Infantry Division. He then returned to the United States in 1994 to serve as Command Sergeant Major of Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona. He was recognized for his community support programs, creating the Juvenile All Weekend Supervisor (JAWS) Program, which assisted more than 1,000 young people in the community.
Walker then served, from 1997 to 1999, as Command Sergeant Major of the US Army Test and Evaluation Command (TECOM) at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, and following reorganization within Army Materiel Command (AMC), as Command Sergeant Major of the US Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC) at Arlington, Virginia, from 1999 to 2000.
Culminating his career, he served as Command Sergeant Major of AMC at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Walker served as the Senior Noncommissioned Officer and principle advisor to three AMC commanders. He mentored Sergeants Major in 285 locations and saw to the welfare of the command's 1,500 Soldiers and 50,000 civilian employees. Command Sergeant Major Tyler Walker, II, retired in 2005 after 34 years of distinguished service, twelve of them as a Command Sergeant Major.