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.

   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

   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

   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.