Robert Walker

Chief Petty Officer + Military Person
Born Feb 2, 1929

Robert J. Walker, known as Bob Walker, was the third Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy. He was born in Baldwin, New York and attended grammar and high school in Oxford, New York.

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    The Huffington Post - Mar 04, 2012
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    The Huffington Post - USA - Feb 29, 2012
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    The Huffington Post - Feb 23, 2012
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    The Huffington Post - Feb 14, 2012


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1929 Birth Born on February 2, 1929.


1948 19 Years Old Enlisting in the United States Navy in 1948, Master Chief Walker received his recruit training at the Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois, where he was cited as company honorman. … Read More


1956 27 Years Old In June 1956, after just eight years of active service, he was promoted to Chief Petty Officer, which was at the time the highest enlisted rank in the Navy. … Read More


1961 32 Years Old During this tour, Walker was advanced to the newly created rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer in 1961 and at the relatively young age of 34, reached the pinnacle of the enlisted ranks and was promoted to Master Chief on November 16, 1963.
1964 35 Years Old Walker began his second tour of shore duty in 1964 as Director of Training, Radarman “A” School, Great Lakes, Illinois. … Read More


1972 43 Years Old In July 1972, Master Chief Walker reported aboard the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67). … Read More
1974 45 Years Old In November 1974, Master Chief Walker was selected to serve as Master Chief Petty Officer of the Force, Naval Air Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet.
1975 46 Years Old On September 26, 1975, Master Chief Walker was sworn in as the third Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy. … Read More


1979 50 Years Old Walker retired September 28, 1979, immediately after the swearing in of his successor, Thomas S. Crow. … Read More


2016 87 Years Old He died February 15, 2016 at the age of 87.
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