LTC Eric Walthall
Professor of Military Science
Lieutenant Colonel Eric Walthall earned his commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army Field Artillery through the Reserve Officer Training Corps at Salisbury State University in Salisbury, Maryland in 1997.
After attending the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, he served as a Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Platoon Leader and Battery Executive Officer with the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas.
Following graduation from the Field Artillery Captains Career course he served as the Assistant Planner for the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
In 2002 LTC Walthall transitioned from the Field Artillery to the Military Intelligence Corps and served as a Battalion Intelligence Officer in the 25th Infantry Division and then commanded the U.S. Army Company at the Joint Intelligence Center Pacific at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Following company command LTC Walthall served as the Brigade Intelligence Officer for the Division Artillery Brigade (DIVARTY) of the 3rd Infantry Division and deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom to Baghdad in 2005.
From 2006-2009 LTC Walthall was attached to the British Army as an exchange officer where he served as the Chief Instructor of Tactical Intelligence at the Defence School of Intelligence.
In 2010 LTC Walthall returned to the 3rd Infantry Division and deployed in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn as the Division Collection Manager. Upon returning from deployment, he served as the Intelligence Officer for the 2nd Armor Brigade Combat Team of the 3rd Infantry Division.
From 2012 to 2014 LTC Walthall served as the Brigade Intelligence Officer Observer/Coach-Trainer at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels, Germany. While in Germany he provided training and mentorship to United States Army, NATO, coalition, and partnered exercises across Europe.
LTC Walthall holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Salisbury State University, a Master of Arts degree from Webster University, and is a graduate of the United States Army’s Command and General Staff College. His award and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, and the Joint Service Commendation Medal.
LTC Walthall is a resident of Long Beach, California. He and his wife Jennifer, of Baltimore, Maryland, have two children, Joshua and Thomas, and joined Rose-Hulman in 2014.