Following AFA graduation in 1969, Wally served in the US Air Force for 37 years retiring as a Lieutenant General in 2006. His active duty career was spent primarily in operational and test attack/fighter aircraft units and in key command/staff positions. Before attending pilot training, Wally served as a Graduate Assistant Football Coach in the Athletic Department. After pilot training, he served two tours in Southeast Asia flying over 350 missions in the A-37 Dragonfly and the A-7D Corsair II. Subsequently, he commanded two Fighter Squadrons, an Operations Group, the Warrior Preparation Center, the 50th Space Wing, the Space Warfare Center, the Air Warfare Center, 16th Air Force, NATO Allied Air Forces Southern Region and the 16 Air Expeditionary Task Force for Operation Iraqi Freedom. He has a Master’s Degree in Aviation Management from Embry Riddle, was a 2003 Inaugural Inductee into the USAFA Prep School Hall of Fame, USAFA Prep School Class of 2005 “Exemplar”, and the 2005 Air Force Association Senator Ted Stevens Leadership Award winner. After retiring from the USAF, Wally served over 6 years for the USAF, NATO and Joint Forces Command as a Strategic and Operational Command Senior Mentor for Component and Combatant Component Commanders. He currently is the Vice President for Special Projects for InDyne, Inc, a DOD contractor. He also served on the Board of Advisors for USFalcon, Inc and currently serves on the Military Board of Advisors for First Command Financial Planning and as the President, Peterson Air and Space Museum Foundation.