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SFC (Retired) Wayne Harper

 

Sergeant First Class Wayne Harper is a distinguished military veteran of 22 years, who retired from active duty on 1 November 1998. He was born on 12 January 1958 in Atlanta, Georgia. After graduation from Booker T. Washington High School, he entered the U. S. Army on 15 October 1976.

MILITARY SERVICE ASSIGNMENTS: 

Fort Knox, Kentucky – Basic Training

Fort Sam Houston, Texas - Medic Training

Fort Lewis, Washington – Company Medic

Fort Hood, Texas & Fort Bragg, NC – Dental Hygienist

Zweibruecken, West Germany & Fort Benning, GA – NCOIC Dental Clinic

Sacramento, CA – US Army Recruiter

Erlangen, West Germany – Medical Platoon Sergeant

Fort Sam Houston, TX – Instructor/Writer

Fort Hamilton, NY – Medical Section NCOIC

AWARDS: 

Defense Meritorious Service Medal

Army Commendation Medal (5th award)

Army Achievement Medal (4th award)

National Defense Service Medal

Good Conduct Medal (7th award)

NCO Professional Development Ribbon (3rd Award)

Army Service Ribbon

Overseas Service Ribbon (2nd Award)

U.S. Army Recruiter Badge (One Gold Star)

Expert Field Medical Badge

ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS:  

Past Director for Judson Education Foundation  

Member of Community Bible Church

Former JISD Board of Trustee-Vice President & Master Trustee

The Retired Enlisted Association (TREA) Lifetime Member

NCOA Member

United Armed Forces Association Member

1st Armored Division Association Lifetime Member

American Legion Post 593 (Converse)

National PTA Member

NAACP Member

Past Boy Scouts of America Committee Member

Past President/Vice President of Woodlake Hills M.S. & Converse Elementary PTO’s

Judson ISD Volunteer – 2000 Bond & Former Building Committee Member

Chairman of 2006 Judson Bonds – 236 million

HONORS:

VFW Teacher of the Year for 2017/2018 - San Antonio Area

Judson ISD Civic Hall of Honor Inductee for 2017

Former JISD Board of Trustee- Vice President 2008-2011

Texas Association of School Board Master Trustee

JROTC Silver Instructor Award

George C. Marshall JROTC Leadership Symposium 2005

He has been married to Elizabeth Hoskins since 1984 and they have two adult children, Terrence and Natasha. Wayne and Elizabeth live in the Northampton subdivision in Converse, Texas.

SFC Harper has taught JROTC since August of 2002 and transfer to Wagner High School in July of 2012. He is a graduate of Central Texas College, a lifetime learner and supporter of education and is active in the JISD community for change.