United States Navy
Commanding Officer Naval Weapons Station at Earle Naval Base 1989


Captain Walter M. Migrala, Jr., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Migrala, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He graduated from LaSalle University in June of 1967. While attending LaSalle University he enlisted in the Naval Reserve and was commissioned in October of 1967 through the Reserve Officer Candidate Program.  
His sea duty assignments have included tours on USS New Jersey (BB 62), USS Benjamin Stoddert (DDG 32), USS Albany (CG 10) and the Staff of Commander, Cruiser Destroyer Group Twelve. He later served as Executive Officer, USS Biddle (CG 34) and Commanding Officer, USS Clifton Sprague (FFG 16)

Captain Migrala has served ashore as an NROTC Instructor at the Illinois Institute of Technology where he earned a Master of Business Administration degree with a sub-specialty in Finance Management. 

Other shore tours included Appropriations Manager of the Staff of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Surface Warfare, and Director of the Combat Systems Architecture and Engineering Group and the Naval Weapons Station Earle in June, 1989. 

He is authorized to wear the Meritorious Service Medal with one gold star, the Navy Commendation Medal with one star, Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Unit Commendation, Battle Efficiency E, National Defense Service Medal, Sea Service Ribbon, and the Vietnam Service and Vietnam Campaign Medals. 

Medals and Awards 

Distinguished Service Medal with two Gold Stars
Legion of Merit with three Gold Stars in lieu of subsequent awards
Meritorious Service Medal
Navy Commendation Medal
Navy Achievement Medal
Navy Unit Commendation Awarded USS SCULPI (SSN 590)
Meritorious Unit Commendation Awarded USS BLUEFISH (SSN 675)
Navy Expeditionary Medal (Special Operations)
National Defense Service Medal with one Bronze Star in lieu of second award
Armed forces Expeditionary Medal (Libya)
Sea Service Deployment Ribbon