Lieutenant Colonel Travis D. Walters
Lieutenant Colonel - State Public Affairs Officer, Texas Military Department
Lieutenant Colonel Travis D. Walters is the State Public Affairs Officer (Communications Director) for the Texas Military Department in Austin, Texas and the commander of the 136th Maintenance Squadron, Carswell Field in Fort Worth, Texas. He is responsible to the Adjutant General of Texas for internal and external communications for the 25,000-member department. The Texas National Guard's mission is to provide the Governor and President with ready forces in support of state and federal authorities at home and abroad.
As a commander, Colonel Walters oversees component and equipment maintenance operations for the unit's C-130H flying mission. In this role, he is responsible for maintaining off-equipment aircraft and support equipment components as well as performing on-equipment maintenance of aircraft and fabrication of parts.
Lieutenant Colonel Walters graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Military History and later received a Master of Arts in Art Warfare from the American Military University. After completing Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training, he remained at Sheppard Air Force Base as a T-37 Instructor Pilot, then transferred to Dyess Air Force Base as a C-130 Aircraft Commander. Next, he served in a variety of staff positions at 18th Air Force and Air Mobility Command at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois as well as the Headquarters Air Force's National Guard Bureau in Washington, D.C. Prior to assuming his current position, Lieutenant Colonel Walters served as the 136th Airlift Wing executive officer.
He and his wife, Dorothy, have three daughters.