Walter L. "Skip" Sharp

General Walter "Skip" Sharp graduated from West Point in 1974 and was commissioned an Armor officer. He has earned a Master of Science degree in Operations Research and System Analysis from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Skip commanded the United Nations Command, Republic of Korea – United States Combined Forces Command, and United States Forces Korea from 3 June 2008 to 14 July 2011. Earlier in his career, his command positions include; Squadron Commander 1st Squadron, 7th U.S. Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood Texas; Regimental Commander 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Polk, Louisiana; Assistant Division Commander for Maneuver 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Red Cloud, South Korea; and Division Commander, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Skip commanded troops in Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Operation Uphold Democracy in Haiti, and SFOR’s Multinational Division (North) in Bosnia.

Skip had four assignments at the Pentagon on the Joint Staff. He was the Deputy Director, J5 for Western Hemisphere/Global Transnational Issues; the Vice Director, J8 for Force Structure, Resources, and Assessment; the Director for Strategic Plans and Policy, J5; and the Director of the Joint Staff.

General (Ret) Sharp and Mrs. Sharp live in the Washington, D.C. area. Skip is consulting for several U.S. and Korean companies, serves on the BOD for NEXEO Solutions, ARTIS, and The Korea Society and is involved in strategy and policy discussions at several D.C. area Think Tanks concerning strategy and policy for Northeast Asia and especially Korea.

Links for Walter L. "Skip" Sharp
Bulletin of July 7, 2020
2016 Summer Special Symposium
Bulletin of June 6, 2016
Bulletin of September 14, 2015

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