Captain Doug Walker assumed command of the University of South Carolina NROTC Unit effective 22 SEP 2015. Biographical information coming soon.
Commander Lund is a graduate of Iowa State University, where he earned a Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Foreign Language Studies and a commission through the NROTC Program in May 1991. He was designated a Naval Flight Officer in March 1993.
Upon completion of P-3C ORION fleet replacement training, he reported to Patrol Squadron SIXTEEN (VP-16) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida for his first assignment. While assigned to the 'War Eagles', he served as Line Branch Officer, AW Division Officer and Assistant Training Officer. He qualified as an Instructor Tactical Coordinator (ITC) and Mission Commander (MC), deploying to Keflavik, Iceland, Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, Sigonella, Sicily and Howard AFB, Panama.
Starting in 1998, Commander Lund served as a Tactical Coordinator and Mission Commander while participating in a Personnel Exchange tour with the German Navy based in Nordholz, Germany. While there, he flew the ATLANTIC and again deployed to Puerto Rico, Iceland and France.
In the fall of 2000, Commander Lund was assigned to the USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT as a Catapult and Arresting Gear Officer. Deploying within days of the 9/11 attacks to the Arabian Gulf in support of the Global War on Terrorism, he spent a record 159 consecutive days at sea. He served as the V-3 Division Officer and qualified as Assistant Command Duty Officer (in port), as well as Aircraft Launch and Recovery Officer, 'Air Boss.'
After completing P-3C ORION refresher training in December of 2002, Commander Lund reported to the 'Pelicans' of Patrol Squadron FORTY FIVE (VP-45) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. He served as the squadron Admin Officer and Maintenance Officer while instructing Junior Officers in the aircraft. In 2001, he deployed to Sigonella, Sicily, where he flew in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.
Leaving his department head tour in July 2005, Commander Lund was assigned to the Patrol and Reconnaissance Group, Norfolk, Virginia. He took on the duties of Maintenance Officer for all P-3 aircraft world-wide and worked closely with contractors and depot personnel to improve availability rates for P-3s across four Air Wings.
In July 2008, he was assigned as the 'Mini Boss' aboard USS JOHN C. STENNIS based out of Bremerton, Washington. During this carrier tour, he deployed to FIFTH FLEET, making port calls to Hong Kong, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore and Japan.
In May 2010, Commander Lund moved to Corpus Christi, TX for his next assignment as the Chief Staff Officer (CSO) for Training Air Wing FOUR. While there, he accumulated over 250 hours flying the TC-12.
Beginning in November 2012, Commander Lund took on a Global Support Assignment with the Air Force at Al Udeid AFB in Qatar.
Commander Lund began his present assignment as the Executive Officer (XO) for the University of South Carolina Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps in June 2013.
Commander Lund has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, as well as various personal, unit and operational awards.