J. Tyler Walsh
Major, U. S. Air Force

Area of Expertise – Coalition Air Operations

J. Tyler Walsh photoMajor Ty Walsh joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in January 2018, immediately following a six-month long assignment to the Joint Fires Element at U.S. Pacific Command.  Major Walsh is currently serving on a year-long U.S. Air Force Strategic Policy Fellowship focused on the Asia-Pacific region.

Prior to the start of his Air Force Fellowship, Major Walsh completed his assignment as Chief of Integration and F-15E Instructor Pilot at the United States Air Force Weapons School, Nellis AFB, NV.  Previously, he served in two operational F-15E assignments at Seymour Johnson AFB, NC, and Mountain Home AFB, ID.  Major Walsh is a senior pilot with over 1700 hours in the F-15E, three operational deployments and 311 hours of combat time.  He has an extensive background integrating assets across multiple domains in large force missions and validating Air Force and Multi-Service Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures.

Major Walsh has served on two combat deployments in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM (Afghanistan & Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa), and has deployed to the Republic of Korea as part of a Theater Security Package.  His awards and decorations include a Meritorious Service Medal, an Air Medal with 2 devices, an Aerial Achievement Medal, an Air Force Commendation Medal with 1 device, and an Air Force Achievement Medal.

Major Walsh received a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Mechanics from the United States Air Force Academy in 2004, and holds a Master’s degree in Military Operational Art & Science from Air University.  He is a Distinguished Graduate of Undergraduate Pilot Training and Squadron Officer School, and will be attending the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies in July 2018.

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