Rob Walker is the Executive Director, Homeland Security Program at the Aspen Institute and oversees the development and execution of the Aspen Security Forum and other projects under that program umbrella. He plans to grow the program and expand its reach and impact within the discussion of global, national, and homeland security policy.
Rob recently retired from the United States Army after serving in various worldwide assignments and leadership roles. A career military officer and graduate of West Point, Rob has spent much of the last two decades working to advance our national security interests through stronger defense cooperation exercises and partnership building around the globe. He led Soldiers as a Field Artillery officer in places like the Republic of Korea, Colombia, Kuwait, and several domestic assignments. He commanded troops in combat while in Iraq from 2003-2004. Rob was also instrumental in the recent expansion of the U.S. Army’s presence in Eastern and Central Europe – an effort to assure NATO allies and deter further westward aggression by Russia.