Wayne L. Ellis

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Wayne L. Ellis

Wayne L. Ellis

Colonel Wayne L. Ellis was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 68-67, 4 December 1967. His first duty assignment was as Support Platoon Leader, 4th Battalion, 1st Brigade, 6th Infantry Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Infantry Platoon Leader, Company C, 2nd Battalion, 505th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Republic of Vietnam; Support Platoon Leader, 2nd Battalion, 505th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Republic of Vietnam; Company Commander, Company B, 8th Battalion, 2nd Training Brigade, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Battalion Operations Officer, 8th Battalion, 2nd Training Brigade, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Battalion Intelligence Officer, 2nd Battalion, 293rd Infantry Regiment, 38th Infantry Division, Logansport, Indiana; Company Commander, Company A, 2nd Battalion, 293rd Infantry Regiment, 38th Infantry Division, Delphi, Indiana; Brigade Assistant Operations Officer/Intelligence Officer, 3rd Brigade, 70th Division (Training), Fort Wayne, Indiana; Battalion Operations Officer, 2nd Battalion, 423rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 70th Division (Training), Grissom Air Force Base, Indiana; Brigade Operations Officer, 3rd Brigade, 70th Division (Training), Muncie, Indiana; Battalion Executive Officer, 3rd Battalion, 423rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 70th Infantry Division (Training), Fort Wayne, Indiana; Commander, 1st Battalion, 423rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 70th Division (Training), Fort Wayne, Indiana; Executive Officer, 3rd Brigade, 70th Division (Training), Fort Wayne, Indiana and Fort Benning, Georgia (Desert Storm); Commander, 3rd Brigade, 70th Division (Training), Fort Wayne Indiana. | His education consists of a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology, Social Work and Psychology (summa cum laude), Indiana Wesleyan University; Infantry Officer Advanced Course, Jungle Operations Training Course, Intelligence School, Reserve Component National Security Course, Nuclear, Biological, Chemical Defense Operations (Distinguished Honor Graduate), Reserve Officer Orientation Course (Superior Ratings), Unit Mobilization Planners (Honors), Brigade Pre-Command Course, and Command and General Staff College (Honors). | His military awards include the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Cluster, National Defense Service Medal with 1 Service Star, Vietnam Service Medal with 4 Service Stars, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm, and the Combat Infantryman Badge.

Additional Information

  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Bronze Star Medal

  • Year Inducted

    2017

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_02736