Lieutenant Colonel Walter Cummings
Lieutenant Colonel Walter Cummings entered military service in 1992 as an enlisted soldier in the Texas Army National Guard and served four years as a Fire Direction Control specialist and ROTC cadet. He was commissioned on active duty as a Medical Service Corps Officer in 1996. Following the Officer Basic Course, LTC Cummings was assigned to Fort Hood and served as an Ambulance Platoon Leader in Charlie Company, 61st Area Support Medical Battalion and Executive Officer for the 126th Forward Surgical Team. During his tenure at Fort Hood, LTC Cummings deployed his Ambulance Platoon to Bosnia-Herzegovina in support of Stabilization Forces 2.
After serving at Fort Hood, LTC Cummings attended Initial Entry Rotary Wing Training at Fort Rucker, Alabama. LTC Cummings’ first assignment as a MEDEVAC pilot was with the 377th Medical Company (Air Ambulance) at Camp Humphreys, Korea. LTC Cummings served as an Air Ambulance Platoon Leader and Pilot-in-Command with the 377th Medical Company from 2000 to 2002. Following his time in Korea, LTC Cummings was assigned to Fort Rucker, Alabama where he completed the Aviation Officer Advance Course, served as a Platoon Leader for the Flatiron MEDEVAC Detachment, and served as the Commander for the Lyster Army Hospital Medical Company. In 2005, LTC was assigned to the 2-4 General Support Aviation Battalion at Fort Hood, TX. LTC Cummings deployed with the unit as the Medical Operations Officer and Battalion Executive Officer in support of Iraqi Freedom 05-07 and 06-08. From 2009 to 2012, LTC Cummings was assigned to the 916th Support Brigade at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California and served as the Brigade Aviation Officer and Commander of Charlie Company, 2916 General Support Aviation Battalion. After serving at the National Training, LTC Cummings was assigned to the United States Army Pacific from 2012 to 2016 and served as the Aeromedical Evacuation Officer and Chief of Regional Health Engagements. LTC Cummings has served as the Professor of Military Science for the Wolverine Battalion at the University of Michigan since February 2016.
His civilian education includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Earth Science/Geology from Lamar University and a Master of Science Degree in Human Resource Management from Troy University.
LTC Cummings is a Senior Aviator. He has earned the Expert Field Medical Badge and his decorations include the Bronze Star, the NATO Medal, the German Proficiency Badge, the Order of Saint Michael, plus various other Army awards.