By Sgt. Jesus J. Aranda Jr., U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command Public AffairsApril 17, 2015
U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) personnel, a cadre of fellow warrant officers and friends gathered to witness Chief Warrant Officer 5 Wendy A. Wayman join the team as INSCOM's first Command Chief Warrant Officer during an Investiture Ceremony, April 8.
The newly-established position of Command Chief Warrant Officer was filled following a formal board selection process. Wayman was chosen as the most qualified candidate out of a group of senior warrant officers to serve as an advisor to INSCOM's commanding general and senior leadership on all issues pertaining to policies, programs, and actions impacting the warrant officer corps across INSCOM and its major subordinate commands.
"She is the right person, the right leader and she has the right skills for the headquarters and warrant officer corps to get maximum energy and utility," said Maj. Gen. George J. Franz III, INSCOM commanding general.
Wayman credited the entire team, officers, warrant officers and non-commissioned officers for her success and charged the warrant officer cohort with continuing the superior support they offer.
"I am only successful because I do nothing alone," said Wayman, speaking to her fellow warrant officers during the ceremony. "I charge you all to invest in the health, welfare and recruitment of warrant officers, and the command."
Wayman, a signals intelligence and electronic warfare technician with more than 30 years of military experience, previously held the positions of senior SIGINT/EW technical advisor and senior warrant officer advisor with the 704th Military Intelligence Brigade, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.
In his charter delegating authority to Wayman, Franz charged her with providing the utmost leadership and mentorship for all warrant officers, sound advice for all commissioned officers, and displaying care and compassion for Soldiers and their families.
"As the top warrant officer of the command, you must bear the mantle for continuing the customs, traditions, and rich history of the INSCOM family, the warrant officer cohort and their predecessors," Franz added.