Walter is a Professional Staff Member for the House Committee on Homeland Security. Before his time on Capitol Hill, he was as a Marine Corps Ground Intelligence Officer. A veteran of two deployments to Afghanistan, he previously served as an Analysis Officer in the First Marine Division’s Intelligence Section and as a Platoon Commander in the First Reconnaissance Battalion. He has also led American military advisors in South America – where he helped train the Peruvian Marine Corps in counterinsurgency tactics and marksmanship – and is proficient in Spanish. Walter earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Naval Academy and his Master of Arts degree from Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service.