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. 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 U.S. 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 U.S. Navy and Army that developed road maps for future technologies, analyzed Asia-Pacific security dynamics, and assessed U.S. and Chinese concepts. He also facilitated strategic planning, capture shaping, and acquisition due diligence for commercial and defense companies.
Earlier in Mr. Walton’s career, he interned for the Center for Strategic and International Study’s Defense Industrial Initiatives Group; the Federation of American Scientists’ Nuclear Information Project, a U.S. law firm specializing in cases involving Latin America, the Helms-Burton Act, and U.S. Department of Treasury regulations; and a U.S. Congressman.
Mr. Walton has authored numerous reports, articles, and book chapters on a wide range of topics, ranging from U.S. 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 Georgetown University and the Catholic University of America.
Mr. Walton received his B.S. in international politics and M.A. in security studies from Georgetown University. He also received a CIEE Intensive Chinese Language and Culture Certificate in Chinese Studies at Nanjing University.