Lt. Cmdr. Charles Waltman graduated from the U.S. Naval War College in October 2018, where he earned an M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies. He was designated a Naval Aviator at Naval Air Station Meridian, Mississippi, in April 2007. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Naval Architecture. He is currently assigned to the War Gaming Department.