CMSgt Wayne Smith, USAF (Ret), Secretary

     M. Wayne Smith is a leadership training instructor. He develops and
delivers training seminars focused on enhancing leadership skills. He has
over 35 years experience in developing and presenting leadership training.
     After 33 years service, Mr. Smith retired as a Chief Master Sergeant in the
United States Air Force in September 1989. He held such significant
assignments as the Command Chief to the Commander of the 8th Tactical
Fighter Wing (Wolfpack) Kunsan Air Base, Korea and the Command Chief
to the Commander of the 12th Flying Training Wing, Randolph Air Force
Base, TX. In his final assignment he was the Commandant, Air Training
Command Non Commissioned Officers Academy, Lackland Air Force Base,
TX and simultaneously held the position of Director, Enlisted Professional
Military Education for Air Training Command. In this position he was
responsible for the development and presentation of leadership training for
over 102,000 enlisted personnel in the Air Training Command. Smith also
worked, over nine years, as an Organizational & Development Trainer for
USAA, an Insurance and Financial conglomerate headquartered in San
Antonio, TX. An organization of over 28,000 employees, Mr. Smith was
responsible for developing and presenting leadership skill training to the
senior officer leadership of this company. Since January 2000 to the present,
he has worked as an independent contractor presenting hundreds of seminars
all over the United States and Canada.
     Mr. Smith has an Associate degree in instructor technology from the
Community College of the Air Force, a Bachelor of Science in business and
an MBA from Texas State University, San Marcos, TX.
During his career, Smith has been very active with Veterans fraternal
organizations having worked as a lobbyist in Congress for over three years
and is a life member of the Air Force Association, the Air Force Sergeants
Association, and the Non Commissioned Officers Association. He
continues to serve on the Board of Directors of the Fisher House, Lackland
     Mr. Smith and his wife Ruth Elaine have four children and seven