COL (Ret) Walter R. Nall
Walter R. Nall serves as the acting Deputy Commissioner of Veterans Affairs, New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. He oversees two divisions: Veterans Health Care and Veterans Services.
In January 2018, he was appointed Director of Veterans Services following his assignment as superintendent of the Veterans Haven South Transitional Housing Program for homeless Veterans located in Winslow Township.
Retiring as a Colonel from the New Jersey Army National Guard, Nall began his military career in 1983. Originally from Tuskegee, Alabama, he enlisted as a private in the Alabama Army National Guard. Upon completing Officer Candidate School, he commissioned as a Field Artillery Second Lieutenant in June 1986. Nall was called to serve in Operation Iraqi Freedom III with the 42nd DISCOM in 2005 and in Afghanistan with the Special Operations Command in 2011.
Nall holds a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Troy State University and a Masters’ of Science degree in management from Liberty University. He is a graduate of the Field Artillery Officer’s Basic and Advance Courses, Quartermaster Officer’s Advance Course, Combined Arms Staff Service School, the Theater Sustainment Course, and the Command and General Staff College. His military awards include: Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, several Army Commendation Medals, Army Achievement Medals, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, and the NATO Medal.
Nall is very active with community and fraternal organizations. He is a lifetime member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated and served as the Basileus (President) of the Delta Upsilon Chapter in Trenton. In addition, Nall is a member of other organizations to include: Veterans of Foreign Wars (Life Member), American Legion, Prince Hall Affiliated 32nd Degree Masons, and the Omega Delta Upsilon Foundation.