Lieutenant General Keith C. Walker assumed duties as the Deputy Commanding General, Futures and Director, Army Capabilities Integration Center on 15 August 2011. Lieutenant General Walker graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University, 1984. Lieutenant General Walker's military education includes the Armor Officer Basic Course, Infantry Officer Advanced Course, Army Command and General Staff College, and the Army War College.
Commissioned an Armor Officer in 1976, he served in a variety of positions in the United States, Europe, and Iraq, including command of Alpha Troop, 1st Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment; 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor, 24th Infantry Division (Mechanized); and 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division. Lieutenant General Walker has served as platoon leader, troop executive officer, squadron transportation section commander, S-3 of 1st Battalion, 69th Armor and S-3 of 2nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized). He was an instructor in the Department of Social Sciences, United States Military Academy. Lieutenant General Walker has also served as an Assistant G-3, Chief of Resource Management Branch, 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized); and G-3, 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized), later re-designated 1st Infantry Division (Mechanized).
In April 1999, Lieutenant General Walker was assigned to SHAPE, Belgium, for duty as a Special Assistant to the Supreme Allied Commander, Europe. In June 2001, he moved to Heidelberg, Germany, to serve as the Executive Officer to the Commanding General, U. S. Army Europe. Lieutenant General Walker served on the Department of the Army Staff as Chief, Strategic Plans, Concepts, and Doctrine Division in 2002. He was assigned as Chief of Staff of the 1st Cavalry Division in August 2003, and served as the Chief of Staff of 1st Cavalry Division and TF Baghdad from March 2004 through March 2005. In May of 2005, Lieutenant General Walker returned to the Pentagon, assigned to the Joint Staff J5 as Chief, Iraq Division; and in June 2006, he transferred to the Department of the Army Staff as the Deputy Director for Strategy, Plans and Policy, G-3/5. In July 2007, he reported to Fort Riley, Kansas, as the Deputy Commanding General (Operations), 1st Infantry Division. Lieutenant General Walker served as Commanding General, Iraq Assistance Group, from June 2008 through July 2009.
Prior to his arrival to the Army Capabilities Integration Center, Lieutenant General Walker served as the Commander, Brigade Modernization Command, Fort Bliss, Texas, from August 2009 to July 2011.