Wayne Glass is a graduate of PMC 87-1, numerous other DAU courses and is Level III DAWIA certified in multiple functional area career fields. He was the ninth President of the Alumni Association (1995-1997) and has served on the Board of Directors for over 27 years. He served as the DAUAA VP for Operations for 25 years and is the current Vice President for DAUAA’s support of the DAU Symposium and Hot Topic Forums. Wayne was DAU’s internal manager for the DAU Symposium for over 17 straight years. The largest attendance and most successful DAU Symposiums occurred during those years.
Wayne’s military service spanned four decades, and included multiple assignments in both the operational and acquisition communities. He commanded several combat units during his career. During the war in Vietnam he was an infantry company commander in the 1st Cavalry Division and also served in a troop leadership position in the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment. As a DoD civilian he served on training missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. In the Army Wayne served in various acquisition, requirements, testing and logistics positions in the US Army Training and Doctrine Command, US Army Test and Evaluation Command, the Army Materiel Command, and in the Pentagon. His last duty assignment was at the Defense Systems Management College where he was a professor, as well as a course manager and seminar director. After retirement from the Army, Wayne worked in defense industry in various acquisition positions to include systems engineer and program manager. In 2001, Wayne accepted a position at The Defense Acquisition University where he served as both the Director of over 160 DAU Strategic Partnerships (that he established), as a director of numerous other DAU programs, and as a Professor of Systems Acquisition and Program Management, Life Cycle Logistics and Leadership. After retirement from federal service in May 2018, Wayne and his wife built a new home in Williamsburg, VA where he has become very active in serving in the Osher Institute at William and Mary College. He is also on the Board of Directors of the James City Lions Club, a member of the American Legion (where he will also coach baseball this year), a very active member of the Williamsburg chapters of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Vietnam Veterans of America, and the national 11th Armored Cavalry (Blackhorse) Regiment Association. In his leisure time Wayne is in a member of the Ford’s Colony Model Train Club, plays on three softball teams, works hard at his golf game, plays tennis and pickleball, cycles and spoils his grandchildren.