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William J. Walders
Lieutenant, Medical Service Corps
United States Navy

LT Walders was born and raised in Tampa Florida. He enlisted in the Navy in Tampa, Florida on May 28, 1997, and completed Basic Training at Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, Illinois. LT Walders received orders to Fire Control Technician A and C Schools in Groton, Connecticut.

In June 1998, LT Walders reported to the USS SALT LAKE CITY SSN 716 which was then home ported in San Diego, California. While attached to the USS SALT LAKE CITY LT Walders served as the Fire Control Division Leading Petty Officer, the Material and Maintenance Management Coordinator and as the ship's Network Administrator for both the Unclassified and SIPR networks. In addition, he earned his Submarine Warfare qualification and completed three Western Pacific Deployments. LT Walders reported to Submarine Learning Center, Detachment San Diego in June 2002. He served as a Submarine Tactics and Employment Instructor for class room lectures, submarine simulators, and on board submarines during operations. LT Walders earned his Bachelors of Science in Information Systems Management from the University of Maryland University College May 2004. He advanced to Chief Petty Officer September 2005.

Upon selection to the Medical Service Corps In-service Procurement Program (Full Time Training) LT Walders reported to the University of Florida's Master of Health Care Administration Program. As part of his degree requirements he completed a ten week internship at AvMed Health Plans, where he served as a Project Manager and Information Systems Analyst for the Utilization Management Division and had published research in two peer-reviewed journals to include the New England Journal of Medicine. He completed his Master of Health Administration May 2007.

LT Walders reported to Navy Medical Information Management Center, NMIMC in June 2007, after attending OIS in Newport Rhode Island. There he was Deputy Department Head of Enterprise Information Assurance and the Project Management Office. Additionally, he was the lead action officer, and sole representative, in San Antonio Texas, for the establishment of Navy Medicine Information System Support Activity, NavMISSA and disestablishment of NMIMC.

LT Walders reported to US Naval Hospital Rota, Spain in November of 2008 where he served as the Chief Information Officer (CIO). There he managed a multinational team which provided IT support to directly enable the world-class delivery of healthcare to military beneficiaries on the Iberian Peninsula. From there he deployed to the USNS COMFORT as the CIO where he developed and implemented a sustainable and replicable humanitarian aid package for healthcare IT supplies, infrastructure and training for nine South and Central American Countries. Concurrently, he led a shipboard IT staff that supported healthcare professionals in a 1,000 bed hospital used for Disaster and Humanitarian requirements worldwide.

LT Walders reported to Military Health System Cyberinfrastructure Service (MCiS) in October 2007, There he served as the Head of Service Design where he guided programs thru ITIL framework and upon completion passed them to transition and/or sustainment. Scope included oversight of the following branches: Development and Test Center (DTC), System Design, Virtualization, Modeling and Simulation, Web Development and Services, and Information Assurance and Engineering. He was responsible for a budget of $110M.

LT Walders is attached to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center where he has served as the Chief Information Officer since April 2012.

LT Walders is the proud father of a 6 yr. old son Liam, they reside together in Maryland.

Awards include: Navy and Marine Corp Commendation Medal (3 awards), Navy and Marine Corp Achievement Medal (4 awards), Navy Unit Commendation, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Navy Battle Efficiency (2 awards), and numerous campaign and service awards.

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