Walker becomes a judge advocate general

Allison B. Hudson

Army National Guard 1st Lt. Tavares A. Walker became a member of the Louisiana Army National Guard as a Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps officer at an oath of enlistment ceremony in the Baton Rouge.  JAG Corps officers investigate, prosecute and defend individuals charged with crimes in the military, provide legal advise for soldiers, and work with international contracts.

     Walker, a Corps attorney, is assigned to the Louisiana National Guard based in Lafayette

     He is a resident of Baton Rouge, La.; and when not on active duty, the National Guardsman is a development officer for the Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge.

     The first lieutenant is the son of Eunice C. Walker-August and Louis August of Evangeline Drive, Donaldsonville, La.

     Walker graduated in 2001 from Donaldsonville High School, and received a bachelor of arts degree in 2005 from Louisiana State University and A&M College, Baton Rouge.   He earned a juris doctorate (law) degree in 2008 from Southern University Law Center.