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Allied Universal appoints vice-president and corporate security director

By Canadian Security Staff   

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Allied Universal announced the appointment of Retired U.S. Army Major General William J. Walker to the position of vice-president and corporate security director.

“William is an accomplished safety, security and threat mitigation professional with a proven record of success designing, developing and integrating organization-wide strategies to protect against internal and external vulnerabilities,” said Steve Jones, global chairman and CEO of Allied Universal. “His recruitment to our already-winning team is going to be a game changing asset to the customers and communities we serve.”

Walker joins Allied Universal after serving as the 38th Sergeant at Arms of the U.S. House of Representatives for the 117th Congress. An elected officer, the Sergeant at Arms is the House of Representatives’ chief law enforcement, protocol and security officer. Walker approved all matters concerning the protection of members, staff, visitors and office buildings at the Capitol complex.

In his professional past, Walker served as commanding general with the District of Columbia National Guard; deputy assistant administrator for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration; and deputy director of the National Intelligence Coordination Center via selection by the Department of Justice and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. He holds an active top secret security clearance. In addition, Walker is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.


His military background includes serving by presidential appointment as the 23rd commanding general of the District of Columbia National Guard, where he led more than 29,000 guardsmen and provided security in support of the secret service for the 59th Presidential Inauguration. He’s a veteran of Operations Noble Eagle and Enduring Freedom. He’s also a graduate of the Joint and Combined War-fighting School, the Inter-American Defense War College and the Command and General Staff College.

He completed national security programs at Harvard University, George Washington University, Syracuse University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the National Defense University and the Naval Post Graduate School.

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