Colonel Wayne A. Green
West Point Chief of Staff
Colonel Wayne Green was born in DuQuoin, Illinois, and raised on a horse farm in Lexington, Kentucky. Green was commissioned as a second lieutenant, armor officer, after graduation from the United States Military Academy in 1987.
Green served as a tank Platoon Leader and support Platoon Leader in Aschaffenberg, Germany with 4th Battalion, 66th Armored Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division and included a combat tour as a support Platoon Leader in operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm.
At Fort Riley, Kansas, Green served as the assistant brigade S-3 with 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, tank and Headquarters and Headquarters Company Commander with the 3rd Battalion, 37th Armor Regiment, aide-de-camp to the 1st Infantry Division Commanding General and installation Chief of Training.
Green attended the Command and General Staff College and the School of Advanced Military Studies at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
At Wurzburg, Germany, Green served as the 1st Infantry Division Chief of Training and included a deployment to Macedonia and Kosovo.
At Vilseck, Germany, Green served as the battalion S-3 for 2nd Battalion, 63rd Armored Regiment and brigade S-3 for 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division.
Green was assigned to the Pentagon in 2002 as an Army Congressional Fellow and later served with the Office of the Chief of Legislative Liaison as the Legislative Assistant to the Chief of Staff of the Army from 2004-2006.
At Fort Myer, Virginia, Green served as the commander of the Headquarters Command Battalion for the Fort Myer Military Community from 2006-2008.
In 2008-2009 Green served in the Pentagon as the executive officer for the Office of the Chief of Legislative Liaison.
From July 2009 to June 2012 COL Green commanded the Garrison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He then served as an Army War College representative to the Secretary of Defense Corporate Fellowship Program with Merck Pharmaceutical until Aug 2013.
He is currently serving as the Chief of Staff of the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Green earned a Masters degree in Administration from Central Michigan University and a Masters in Military Arts and Science from the School of Advanced Military Studies at Fort Leavenworth.
COL Green’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters and the Army Achievement medal.
COL Green is married to the former Ms Tara Williams (USMA Class of 1994) and they have four children, Jason (16), Nolan (14), Reagan (11), and Gracelynn (3).