Major General Walter F. Pudlowski was appointed as the Director of Military Support /Homeland Defense (J-3) National Guard Bureau, Washington D.C on October 13, 2003. Prior to that assignment he was the Commanding General of the 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania Army National Guard and was appointed to that position on November 1, 1998.
General Pudlowski was born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania and graduated from Pennsylvania State University. He began his military service as an enlisted soldier in the Army in 1965 and was commissioned a second lieutenant after attending Officer Candidate School at Fort Knox, Kentucky. His military education includes; the U. S. Army Command and General Staff College, the Industrial College of the Armed Forces National Security Management Program and the U. S. Army War College.
General Pudlowski served as a platoon leader in Vietnam and in a number of other command and staff positions in the United States Army, in the US Army Reserve and in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. He served as the 28th Infantry Division’s G3 Operations Officer, Chief of staff and Deputy Commanding General for Maneuver. He was promoted to Major General on October 1, 1999.
General Pudlowski and his wife Elizabeth reside in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
General Pudlowsk is currently serving as president of the Pennsylvania National Guard Military Museum.