COL L. Wayne Magee Jr.
COL L. Wayne Magee, Jr. is a native of New Orleans, LA and was born May 30, 1965. He entered the Army in August 1983 and attended Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training as a Heavy Equipment Operator (62E) at Fort Leonard Wood, MO.
He was commissioned in 1987 through Army ROTC, COL Magee entered active duty at Fort Eustis, VA as a Transportation officer.
Throughout his nearly 30-year career, COL Magee has served in a wide variety of enlisted and officer leadership positions including Squad Leader, Company Commander, Battalion Executive Officer and Battalion Commander to his most recent position as Transportation Division Chief, CJ4/7, United States Forces Korea.
COL Magee's other assignments have included Platoon Leader and Executive Officer, Movement Control Officer, 82d Airborne Division, Ft Bragg, NC, Company Commander E Co,2-13th Infantry Regiment and Battalion Executive Officer, 187th Ordnance Battalion, Fort Jackson, SC, Assistant Professor of Military Science, Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC, Chief, Transportation Division, G4, 19th Theater Army Area Support Command, and Support Operations Officer, 20th Area Support Group, Camp Henry, Republic of Korea, Logistics Planner, 3d US Army, Bagram, Afghanistan and Camp Doha, Kuwait, Mobility and Logistics Planner for the Early Entry Command Post, Combined Forces Land Component Command, Baghdad, Iraq, Senior Forward Support Battalion Observer/ Controller, Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, LA, Inspector General, Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, LA, Commander, Montgomery Recruiting Battalion, Maxwell AFB, AL, Assistant Chief of Staff, G3, United States Army Recruiting Command, Fort Knox, KY.
His military education includes the Transportation Officer Basic and Advance Courses, Combined Arms Services Staff School, Command and General Staff College, U.S. Army War College, Inspector General Course, Recruiting Commanders Course, Strategic Deployment Planning Course, Air Movement Operations Course, Junior Officer Maintenance Course. COL Magee's awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Army Meritorious Service Medal (3OLC), Army Commendation Medal (1OLC), the Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medals, Army Reserve Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal with two bronze stars, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Saudi Kuwait Liberation Medal (Government of Saudi Arabia), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Government of Kuwait), Global War on Terrorism Service and Expeditionary Medals, Korea Defense Service Medal, Reserve Component Overseas Service Ribbon, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award (1OLC), the Meritorious Unit Commendation, and the Army Superior Unit Award (2OLC). COL Magee has also been awarded the Parachutist Badge, the Recruiter Badge, and the Combat Action Badge.
His foreign decorations include the Australian and New Zealand parachute badges. His combat tours include Operation Desert Shield/Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
COL Magee's civilian education includes a Bachelors of Science Management, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA, a Masters of Science Management, Troy University, Troy, AL and Masters of Science in Strategic Studies, United States Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA.
Command Sergeant Major
CSM Manuel D. Atencio
Command Sergeant Major Atencio was born in Alamosa, Colo. He entered the U.S. Army in September 1988 and completed basic training and advanced individual training at Fort Jackson, S.C.
He took over as Command Sergeant Major of the 5th Recruiting Brigade in July 2013, coming from the Medical Recruiting Brigade.
His first duty assignment was as a Human Resources Specialist at Fort Rucker, Alabama followed by tours in Hawaii and Fort Carson, Colorado. His recruiting assignments and duty positions include Alamosa Recruiting Station On-Production Station Commander; La Junta Recruiting Station On-Production Station Commander; Pueblo Recruiting Station Limited Production Station Commander; Security Recruiting Station-Limited Production Station Commander; Big Horn Recruiting Company-First Sergeant; Colorado Springs Recruiting Company-First Sergeant; Pittsburgh Recruiting Battalion Command Sergeant Major and served as the Denver Recruiting Battalion Command Sergeant Major.
CSM Atencio’s military education includes Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Non-Commissioned Officers Course, Recruiter School, Station Commander Course, Battle Staff Course, Advanced Non-Commissioned Officers Course, First Sergeant Course, and Class-56, of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy.
He earned an Associate Degree from Hawaii Pacific University in 1993, a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Excelsior University in April 2006 and his Master’s Degree in Education from TUI University in MARCH 2008 achieving Magna Cum Laude for his outstanding academic achievement. CSM Atencio’s awards and decorations include the Glenn E. Morrell Medallion, Meritorious Service Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters) Army Commendation Medal (5 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Good Conduct Medal (7th Award), National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), NCO Professional Development Ribbon (w/numeral 4), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon, Army Superior Unit Award (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Recruiter Ring and Gold Recruiter Badge (w/3 sapphires).