JROTC 1 - SFC Harper
Degrees and Certifications:
SFC (Retired) Wayne Harper
JROTC Instructor LET1 (First Year Cadets)
Leadership is action; not a position. With purpose, direction and motivation, all things are possible. Teamwork and attitude are the keys to success and excellence in all we do. We all possess the keys to success!
"To motivate young people to be better citizens."
Welcome to Karen Wagner Early College High School JROTC where we are "Champions of Change!"
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
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
United Armed Forces Association Member
1st Armored Division Association Lifetime Member
American Legion Post 593 (Converse)
National PTA 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
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 transferred 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.