Captain Walker enlisted in the United States Navy in 1984. After completing Navy Nuclear Power School, he attended the Naval Academy Preparatory School at Newport, Rhode Island. He was accepted to the United States Naval Academy with the class of 1990 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Ocean Engineering.
Captain Walker received his Naval Flight Officer wings in 1992 at Naval Air Station Pensacola and completed flight training at the East Coast S3Fleet Replacement Squadron (VS27, Cecil Field) in December 1993. He reported to VS21forward deployed to Atsugi, Japan in January 1994. He deployed twice on board USS INDEPENDENCE (CV 62) to the Arabian Gulf in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH and was underway for numerous SEVENTH Fleet operations including the fleet response to the 1996 Chinese missile launches over Taiwan.
Captain Walker reported to the West Coast Fleet Replacement Squadron (VS41, NAS North Island) as an instructor in January 1997. From October 1998 to February 2000, he served as Flag Lieutenant for Commander THIRD Fleet on board the USS CORONADO (LPD 11). Following his assignment at THIRD Fleet, Captain Walker reported to Naval Personnel Command in Millington, Tennessee as the VS community detailer from March 2000 to November 2001.
Captain Walker was next assigned to VS21 from January 2002 to December 2003. While serving as Maintenance Officer he deployed to the Arabian Gulf on board USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63) where he led 32 combat support missions overland during the first 27 days of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. Following his department head tour, Captain Walker reported to the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island and earned a Master of Arts Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies in 2005.
Captain Walker reported to VS32 as the Executive Officer in October 2005. He deployed with VS32 to the Mediterranean Sea, Arabian Gulf and Western Pacific from May to November 2006. While in the Arabian Gulf, his squadron executed over 35 combat missions overland in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM utilizing the newly installed LANTIRN pod. Captain Walker took command of the squadron in February 2007 and led VS32 on a second deployment to the Arabian Gulf from July to December 2007. Following his command tour, CAPT Walker reported to US Strategic Command where he served as the Nuclear Current Operations Chief from March 2008 to March 2011.
Prior to reporting to NSA MidSouth as Commanding Officer, Captain Walker was assigned as Operations Officer on board USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74) where he has deployed twice to the Arabian Gulf in support of Operations NEW DAWN and ENDURING FREEDOM.
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.