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article icon DU’s VB Walter R. Nall Promoted Colonel N.J. National Guards
Posted: November 28. 2013

Trenton, NJ, November 7, 2013 – Delta Upsilon Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Two-Term Vice Basileus, Walter R. Nall, was promoted Colonel to N.J. National Guards on September 25th and officially pinned by Brigadier General, Michael L. Cunniff, November 3rd in Bordentown, NJ, in a private ceremony attended by troops, family and friends.

Col. Nall told the audience that, “The secret to success is not to create your own glass ceiling. Do your part and success will come.”

Brother Nall was re-elected Delta Upsilon’s Vice Basileus, after first being elected during the end of his tour in Afghanistan.   A life member of Omega Psi Phi, Fraternity, Inc., Brother Nall was voted DU’s Omega Man of the Year after chairing several programs.  He is also advisor to Iota Gamma at the College of New Jersey, which was recently reactivated. 

His son, W. Zachery Nall, is a senior at Penn State University, where he was recently initiated into Kappa Omega and he serves as Basileus, Nu Chapter, which he is trying to get reactivated.  “It was an emotional event to see my son initiated into this great organization,” said Col. Nall. 

Colonel Walter R. Nall was born in Tuskegee, Alabama. In 1983, he enlisted in the Alabama Army National Guard as a private (E-1). Upon completing OCS, he was commissioned a Field Artillery (FA) 2LT in June 1986. After a three-year assignment as a Fire Direction Officer with the Alabama National Guard, he relocated and joined the New Jersey National Guard in 1989.

He served in 4/112th FA as well as 1/112th FA to include Commanding HHB and Bravo Battery. He later branch transferred to Quartermaster and served in various positions with the 42nd Division Support Command (DISCOM) and the 250th Forward Support Battalion in Somerset and Sea Girt respectively. In 2004, Col Nall was called to serve in Operation Iraqi Freedom III with the 42nd DISCOM.

After returning from his combat tour, he was assigned as the XO for the 119th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion then located in Hammonton. He was promoted to LTC in February 2007 and assigned to the USP&FO and later the Maintenance Officer for JFHQ. However, Col Nall was detailed as the Officer in Charge of the Pre-Mobilization Training Assistance Element (PTAE), which provided and validated training for all New Jersey Army National Guard units scheduled for deployment. Under his leadership, the PTAE has trained and validated over 3,000 New Jersey soldiers.

Col Nall served as the Commander of the 119th Logistics Task Force, which deployed to Afghanistan in 2011. After a short assignment to JFHQ, he was assigned to the 42nd RSG as the XO until his promotion to Colonel effective September 2013. He is currently assigned as the TDG G-8.

As a civilian, Col Nall is the Superintendent of Veterans Haven Transitional Housing Program in Winslow, NJ. He is married to Dorinda Nall. 


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