Timothy A. Walton

Senior Fellow, Center for Defense Concepts and Technology

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At A Glance:

Timothy A. Walton is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute, supporting the work of the Center for Defense Concepts and Technology.

Biography

Timothy A. Walton is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute, supporting the work of the Center for Defense Concepts and Technology. He is an expert in force development, air and missile defense, long-range missiles, and logistics and posture. His research and analysis focus on the development of new operational concepts and the assessment of trends in future warfare and Indo-Pacific security dynamics. 

Prior to joining Hudson, Mr. Walton was a research fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA), where he led and contributed to studies and war-games for the US government and its allies on new operational concepts and force planning.

Before his time at CSBA, Mr. Walton was a principal of Alios Consulting Group and an associate of Delex Consulting, Studies, and Analysis, both defense and business strategy firms. During this period, he led and supported studies for the US Navy and Army that developed road maps for future technologies, analyzed Asia-Pacific security dynamics, and assessed US and Chinese concepts. He also facilitated strategic planning, capture shaping, and acquisition due diligence for commercial and defense companies. Walton has authored numerous reports, articles, and book chapters on a wide range of topics, ranging from US force planning to Chinese information warfare. He frequently contributes to print and broadcast media, is a regular participant in regional conferences, and has served as a guest lecturer at the Catholic University of America, Georgetown University, and Purdue University. Walton received his BS in international politics and MA in security studies from Georgetown University. He also received a CIEEIntensive Chinese language and culture certificate in Chinese studies at Nanjing University.

Events
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July 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | Regaining the High Ground against China
Featured Speakers:
Diana Maurer
Derek Trunkey
Mark Gunzinger
Bryan Clark
Timothy A. Walton
An F-35C on the USS George Washington during VFA-101 Squadron Carrier Qualifications on August 14, 2016. (Todd R. McQueen)
12
July 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | Regaining the High Ground against China

This event will premiere on this page at 2:00 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, July 12. Register for the event here.

Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00AM
An F-35C on the USS George Washington during VFA-101 Squadron Carrier Qualifications on August 14, 2016. (Todd R. McQueen)
Featured Speakers:
Diana Maurer
Derek Trunkey
Mark Gunzinger
Bryan Clark
Timothy A. Walton
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June 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | Fielding a Resilient Aerial Refueling Force
Featured Speakers:
Mark Gunzinger
Todd Harrison
John “JV” Venable
Timothy A. Walton
An Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief marshals the KC-46A Pegasus on the flight line on February 21, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Wichita, Kansas. (Alexi Myrick/US Air Force)
21
June 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | Fielding a Resilient Aerial Refueling Force

This event will premiere on this page at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, June 21. Register for the event here.

Tuesday 8:00 - 9:00AM
An Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief marshals the KC-46A Pegasus on the flight line on February 21, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Wichita, Kansas. (Alexi Myrick/US Air Force)
Featured Speakers:
Mark Gunzinger
Todd Harrison
John “JV” Venable
Timothy A. Walton
14
April 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | Defending Guam
Featured Speakers:
Bryan Clark
Patty-Jane Geller
Matthew Costlow
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs (Moderator)
Timothy A. Walton
Dr. Oriana Skylar Mastro
Blake Herzinger
Peppi DeBiaso
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs (Moderator)
The first of two Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptors is launched during a successful intercept test. (U.S. Army)
14
April 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | Defending Guam

This event will premiere on this page at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Thursday, April 14. Register for the event here.

Thursday 8:00 - 10:00AM
The first of two Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptors is launched during a successful intercept test. (U.S. Army)
Featured Speakers:
Bryan Clark
Patty-Jane Geller
Matthew Costlow
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs (Moderator)
Timothy A. Walton
Dr. Oriana Skylar Mastro
Blake Herzinger
Peppi DeBiaso
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs (Moderator)
12
January 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | China’s Coercive Missile Strategy and the US Response
Featured Speakers:
Dr. Mark Lewis
Timothy A. Walton
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
Dr. Christopher Yeaw
A formation of Dongfeng-17 conventional missiles attends a military parade during the celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China in Beijing, China, Oct. 1, 2019. (Getty Images)
12
January 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | China’s Coercive Missile Strategy and the US Response

This event will premiere on this page at 12:00 p.m. EST, Wednesday, January 12. Register for the event here.

Wednesday 7:00 - 8:00AM
A formation of Dongfeng-17 conventional missiles attends a military parade during the celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China in Beijing, China, Oct. 1, 2019. (Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Dr. Mark Lewis
Timothy A. Walton
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
Dr. Christopher Yeaw
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A missile is fired during a joint training between the United States and South Korea on June 6, 2022, in East Coast, South Korea. (Photo by South Korean Defense Ministry/Dong-A Daily via Getty Images)
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