L Wayne Smalls is a native of Baltimore, Maryland. After serving 22 years on active duty, and over 25 years of total service in the United States Army; he retired at the rank of Major. Fayetteville, NC is where he currently resides with his wife and children. During his military career, Wayne traveled the world and had unimaginable experiences. Some of Wayne’s military awards include a Bronze Star Medal for combat in Afghanistan, the Army Commendation Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal and many others.
Wayne is very passionate about education, and personal growth. He has earned an Associate’s Degree in General Studies from Northwestern State University, a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from the University of Maryland, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Webster University. As a Doctoral Student at Capella University, Wayne is working toward a terminal degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Leadership.
With a climbing number of progressive books and publications, he is noted for the Amazon #1 Best Seller, “Called to Be a Soldier.” Not only is Wayne an author; but he is a certified speaker, teacher and coach with the John Maxwell Team. As a steward of leadership and inspiration; Wayne believes that everyone can reach their fullest potential if they believe in themselves. His personal philosophy is that purpose, direction, and motivation must accompany the desire for success. Wayne is a prolific keynote speaker. His words have positively impacted the lives of both adolescent, and adult audiences. He cares deeply about the welfare of his community and works diligently to share his experience and knowledge in an effort to make his environment a better place. It is his heart’s desire to help others achieve their desired results in life.
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