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Walker, Sam S.


General Sam Sims Walker (b. 1925) matriculated at VMI in 1941 with the Class of 1945. In 1943 he transferred to West Point, from which he graduated in 1946. He served in the U. S. Army from 1946 until his retirement as a four-star general in 1978. Among the many assignments during his distinguished military career were Commanding General, 3rd Infantry Division, USA in Europe; U. S. Commander, Berlin; Deputy Commanding General, U. S. Army Forces Command; and Commander, Allied Land Forces Southeastern Europe. He graduated from the Command and General Staff College in 1957 and from the National War College in 1964, and earned a Master's degree from George Washington University. General Walker became VMI's eleventh Superintendent on July 1, 1981 and retired on December 31, 1988.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Graduation, Class of 1988 [dvd], 1988 May

 Item — Box: 03, Media Case/Sleeve: 105
Identifier: DVD105
Overview Graduation ceremony including speeches and awarding of diplomas

Newsletters and Circulars, Office of the Superintendent.

Identifier: RG-02-Newsletters
Scope and Contents Newsletters, circulars and other mass mailings created by the Office of the Superintendent. These include the annual newsletter to parents. These mailings began with General Nichols and the frequency/subject varies among administrations.

Office of the Superintendent, administrative subject files

Identifier: RG-02-Subject Files-Administrative
Scope and Contents Historically significant subject files spanning the administrations of multiple Superintendents. These topical files cover various historical eras; topics include areas such as planning, programs, and events.

Records of Inaugurations and Assumption of Command Ceremonies for VMI Superintendents

Identifier: RG-02-Subject Files-Inaugurations
Scope and Contents Records relating to the inaugural ceremonies or assumption of command events for the various Superintendents. In recent administations there have not been elaborate inaugural ceremonies.