A native of St. Petersburg, Florida, Colonel Walzer graduated from Jacksonville University and was commissioned in 1995.
In 1996, he was assigned to 1st Radio Battalion, MARFORPAC, Hawaii. In 1998, he deployed with the 11th MEU (SOC) and participated in Operations SOUTHERN WATCH, DESERT THUNDER, and SAFE DEPARTURE.
From 1999 to 2003, he was assigned to the Joint Special Operations Command.
In 2004, he assumed command of Company H, National Security Agency, San Antonio, Texas.
In 2008, he was assigned as the Executive Officer, 3d Reconnaissance Battalion, 3d Marine Division. In 2009, he deployed to 2d Marine Expeditionary Brigade (2d MEB) as Commander, Task Force Raider, 2d MEB’s time-sensitive raid force.
In 2010, he was assigned the as the Deputy G2 for 1st Marine Aircraft Wing.
In 2011, he assumed command 3d Intelligence Battalion.
In 2014, he was assigned as the Division Chief for U.S. European Command’s Transnational Threats Division at JAC Molesworth in the United Kingdom.
In 2017, he was assigned to 2d Marine Division as the AC/S G2.
He assumed his present duties in June 2018.
Col Walzer is a graduate of Expeditionary Warfare School, Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and is a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Army War College.