ARMEDCOM Command Sergeant Major (Photo by LTC Angel Wallace)
Command Sergeant Major Wayne T. Brewster, an Odin, Illinois native, entered the United States Army Reserve in 1985, completing Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training as an Infantry Soldier at Fort Benning, Georgia in August, 1985. As an Infantryman, his first unit of assignment was with the Combat Support Company, 3rd Bn., 87th Inf. Regt., in Fort Carson, Colorado.
In his 32 years of service, Command Sgt. Maj. Brewster has served in key leadership positions to include Tube-launched, Optically-tracked, Wire-guided (TOW) Gunner-Squad Leader, Section Sergeant and Platoon Sergeant; 81mm Mortar Fire Direction Chief; Infantry Battalion Assistant S-3; Jungle Operations Training Instructor; Senior Instructor for the 5046th U.S. Army Reserve Non-Commissioned Officer Education System Academy; S-3 Non-Commissioned Officer-In-Charge (NCOIC) for 2nd Bn., 6th Bde., 91st Div.; Platoon Sergeant for 858th Quartermaster (P) Co.; Range Control NCOIC for 5025th Garrison Support Unit (GSU); First Sergeant for 5025th GSU; Range Control NCOIC for Fort Carson 7th Infantry Div.; G-3 Sergeant Major of Plans & Operations for 7th Infantry Div.; Liaison Non-Commissioned Officer (Iraq Forward) for 5025th GSU; Operation Sergeant Major for 5th Armored Brigade, 1st Army; Brigade Command Sergeant Major for 5025th GSU; Commandant for 1-104th Regiment (MP); Command Sergeant Major of 2nd Brigade Pacific Division, 75th Training Command; and Command Sergeant Major for 301st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, 416th Theater Engineer Command; and has deployed in support of Operations Desert Shield / Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom, and mobilized in support of Enduring Freedom. He most recently served as the Division Command Sergeant Major for the Southern Division, 75th Training Command prior to his current assignment as Command Sergeant Major for Army Reserve Medical Command located in Pinellas Park, Florida.
Command Sgt. Maj. Brewster has completed all Noncommissioned Officer Education System requirements culminating with the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy in June of 2000. He has also attended Battle Focused Instructor Training Course, Observer Controller Trainer Course, Jungle Operations Warfare School, OPFOR Red Thrust Leader Course, Battle Staff Course, Pre-Battalion/Brigade Command Course, Chief Observer Trainer Course, U.S. Army Force Management School – Sergeant Major Course, Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Education Course, Defense Support of Civil Authorities Phase I & II, Structured Self Development Level 5, U.S. Army Command Sergeants Major Legal Orientation Nominative Course, Keystone Nominative Command Senior Enlisted Course, and the U.S. Army War College Command Sergeant Major Nominative Executive Leadership Course. Command Sgt. Maj. Brewster completed an Associate of Applied Science degree from AIMS Community College (Greeley, Colorado); a Bachelors of Fire Science degree from Columbia Southern University (magna cum laude) (Orange Beach, Alabama); and a Masters of Emergency Management degree from Columbia Southern University (magna cum laude) (Orange Beach, Alabama).
Command Sgt. Maj. Brewster’s awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal with 1 Silver Leaf Cluster and 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Gold Hour Glass and "M" device with a number 2, Non-Commissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon, with 6 affixed, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon with a 2 affixed, Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon with a 2 affixed, and the Expert Infantry Badge.
In his civilian capacity, Command Sgt. Maj. Brewster is a Firefighter/Engineer for Poudre Fire Authority and has been in the fire service since 1993. He is trained as an arson investigator, Wildland Firefighter, Fire Instructor, Emergency Medical Technician, Smith Driving Systems Instructor, Master Diver, and is the Pipe Major for PFA Pipes & Drums.