Colonel Wayne is known to the Quartermaster Corps as a consummate mentor, Asia specialist, and petroleum expert. Beginning with his graduation from the Quartermaster Officer Basic Course in 1968, Colonel Wayne has served in a variety of petroleum operations and support units beginning as the operations officer of the U.S. Army Petroleum Depot, Japan. While serving in Vietnam, he served as the Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Supply & Services Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division. Other commands included Commander, 7th Supply and Transport Battalion, 7th Infantry Division, and from 1991 to 1993, Colonel Wayne commanded the U.S. Army Natick Research Development and Engineering Center, Natick, Massachusetts. Key staff assignments included Division G-4, 7th Infantry Division, Petroleum Plans Officer, Rapid Deployment Joint Task Force, Southwest Asia Plans Officer, Deputy Chief of Staff, Logistics, Joint Petroleum Officer, Central Command during Operation Desert Shield/ Storm, and Director, Asia-Pacific and the Americas, U.S. Army Security Assistance Command. Since his retirement in 1998, Colonel Wayne serves as a consultant to U.S. and European defense suppliers.
US Army Quartermaster Corps
The Quartermaster Hall of Fame award is the highest form of recognition the Corps offers. This much coveted award honors individuals who are judged to have made the most significant contributions to the overall history and traditions of the Quartermaster Corps.