General Walter (Skip) Sharp, Retired
General Sharp commanded the United Nations Command, Republic of Korea – United States Combined Forces Command, and United States Forces Korea. General Sharp’s multiple command positions include: Regimental Commander 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Polk, Louisiana; Assistant Division Commander for Maneuver 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Red Cloud, South Korea; and Division Commander, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia. He commanded troops in Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Operation Uphold Democracy in Haiti, and SFOR’s Multinational Division (North) in Bosnia.
General Sharp had four assignments at the Pentagon on the Joint Staff. He was the Deputy Director, J5 for Western Hemisphere/Global Transnational Issues; the Vice Director, J8 for Force Structure, Resources, and Assessment; the Director for Strategic Plans and Policy, J5; and the Director of the Joint Staff.
General Sharp graduated from West Point in 1974 and has earned a Master of Science degree in Operations Research and System Analysis from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is consulting for several U.S. and Korean companies, serves on the BOD for NEXEO Solutions, ARTIS, and The Korea Society and is involved in strategy and policy discussions at several D.C. area Think Tanks concerning strategy and policy for Northeast Asia and especially Korea.