Military Department Staff 2018-2019


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Steve Mayer

Commandant of Cadets

Major Steve Mayer is originally from Freehold, NJ and is a Graduate of The Citadel in South Carolina. During his military career he served as an Infantry Officer. Among his assignments were tours with 1st Bn 75th Ranger Regiment, 101st Air Assault Division, and West Point as an Instructor with the Department of Military Instruction, and a Tactical Officer (Co G-1, USCC). For the past 26 years, Major Mayer has served as Commandant of Cadets at three different military boarding schools. In this role he has been responsible for the morale, welfare, discipline, and military training of all cadets. He and his wife Caroline are happy to join the Lyman Ward team!


 
Vicki Wade    Assistant to the Commandant     Hometown : Camp Hill, AL  Education:  graduate of Wadley High School  Military Background:  supportive spouse of a 20 yr USAF MSgt, the late Jim Wade who also served as a LWMA TAC for 3.5 yrs.  Hobbies:  reading and cooking  Favorite Quote:  Romans 8:26  Family:  She has two sons, 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren Started at LWMA in the summer of 2008

Vicki Wade

Assistant to the Commandant

Hometown: Camp Hill, AL
Education: graduate of Wadley High School
Military Background: supportive spouse of a 20 yr USAF MSgt, the late Jim Wade who also served as a LWMA TAC for 3.5 yrs.
Hobbies: reading and cooking
Favorite Quote: Romans 8:26
Family: She has two sons, 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren
Started at LWMA in the summer of 2008

Oliver Kelly    Medical Officer     Hometown : Anniston, AL  Education:  State Community College currently pursuing LPN at Auburn University  Hobbies:  Weight Lifting, Cooking  Favorite Quote:  Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.  Family:  8 Brothers 1 sister there are two sets of twins in the family Started at LWMA in Dec 2011

Oliver Kelly

Medical Officer

Hometown: Anniston, AL
Education: State Community College currently pursuing LPN at Auburn University
Hobbies: Weight Lifting, Cooking
Favorite Quote: Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
Family: 8 Brothers 1 sister there are two sets of twins in the family
Started at LWMA in Dec 2011


Alex Hood    TAC Officer - Bravo Company     Hometown : Valley, AL  Education:  Jackson State University, Southern Union pursing a Political Science Degree  Military Background:  8 years US Army, Infantry, Infantry Scout, Team Leader, Squad Leader. One combat tour in Afghanistan. Currently an Army Reserve instructor.  Hobbies:  Hunting, fishing, hiking, traveling, and fitness  Favorite Quote:  “Lead me, follow, or get the hell out of my way” George Patton Started at LWMA in Nov 2018

Alex Hood

TAC Officer - Bravo Company

Hometown: Valley, AL
Education: Jackson State University, Southern Union pursing a Political Science Degree
Military Background: 8 years US Army, Infantry, Infantry Scout, Team Leader, Squad Leader. One combat tour in Afghanistan. Currently an Army Reserve instructor.
Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, hiking, traveling, and fitness
Favorite Quote: “Lead me, follow, or get the hell out of my way” George Patton
Started at LWMA in Nov 2018

David Fuller (USN)    TAC Officer - Charlie Company     Hometown : Dadeville, AL  Education:  DHS Graduate 1988 Various A’ Schools in Navy  Military Background:  U.S. Navy, DesertStorm/Shield Vet, AIMD NAS Sigonella Sicily, HSL 34 Norfolk VA, Marine Corps Security Force  Hobbies:  Fishing & spending time with Family  Favorite Quote:  “For Every Action There Is A Reaction”  Family:  Wife April, Son’s Dylan-USMC and Conner Senior @DHS, Daughters Hayden, Gracie and Brookly

David Fuller (USN)

TAC Officer - Charlie Company

Hometown: Dadeville, AL
Education: DHS Graduate 1988 Various A’ Schools in Navy
Military Background: U.S. Navy, DesertStorm/Shield Vet, AIMD NAS Sigonella Sicily, HSL 34 Norfolk VA, Marine Corps Security Force
Hobbies: Fishing & spending time with Family
Favorite Quote: “For Every Action There Is A Reaction”
Family:
Wife April, Son’s Dylan-USMC and Conner Senior @DHS, Daughters Hayden, Gracie and Brookly

Kyle Kreiter    TAC Officer - Echo Company     Hometown : Franklin, WI  Education:  St. John's Military Academy 2012, Attends College part-time.  Military Background:  WI Army National Guard -Cavalry Scout  Hobbies:  Playing and Watching sports, primarily baseball, soccer and football. Started at LWMA in Aug 2018

Kyle Kreiter

TAC Officer - Echo Company

Hometown: Franklin, WI
Education: St. John's Military Academy 2012, Attends College part-time.
Military Background: WI Army National Guard -Cavalry Scout
Hobbies: Playing and Watching sports, primarily baseball, soccer and football.
Started at LWMA in Aug 2018


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Dan Norrell, former Petty Officer, US Navy    Supply Officer     Hometown : Canton, TX  Education:  Some college, 4 year apprenticeship Electrical Lineman.  Military Background:  Vietnam combat vet, shipboard IC Electrician. Retired DOD-Army 2015.  Hobbies:  Motorcycles, writing, spending time with children and grandchildren  Favorite Quote:  “Never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense”-Winston Churchill  Family:  He has 2 Sons: One is the current President of Lyman Ward Military Academy and the other is a computer software designer residing in NC. Two grandsons both of which attends West Point, and the other attends Lyman Ward and two granddaughters. Started at LWMA 1 Feb 2016

Dan Norrell, former Petty Officer, US Navy

Supply Officer

Hometown: Canton, TX
Education: Some college, 4 year apprenticeship Electrical Lineman.
Military Background: Vietnam combat vet, shipboard IC Electrician. Retired DOD-Army 2015.
Hobbies: Motorcycles, writing, spending time with children and grandchildren
Favorite Quote: “Never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense”-Winston Churchill
Family: He has 2 Sons: One is the current President of Lyman Ward Military Academy and the other is a computer software designer residing in NC. Two grandsons both of which attends West Point, and the other attends Lyman Ward and two granddaughters.
Started at LWMA 1 Feb 2016

Cheryl Wade   Assistant Supply Officer    Hometown:  Macon, Georgia  Education:  AAFA and AGS from Arizona State University @ Glendale  Background:  Supportive wife of 28year USAF TSgt Clint Wade , Retired. Proud USMC mom. VA Claims Paralegal for Wounded Warrior Project.  Hobbies:  Horseback riding, photography, and sewing.  Favorite Quote:  “We live by the choices we make.” Lloyd Rice  Family:  Husband Clint, Son’s Christopher and Clay; Daughter Allyson. Step-son’s Jordon and Payton; Step-Daughter London. Grandchildren Joel, Daniel, and Ireland.

Cheryl Wade

Assistant Supply Officer

Hometown: Macon, Georgia
Education: AAFA and AGS from Arizona State University @ Glendale
Background: Supportive wife of 28year USAF TSgt Clint Wade , Retired. Proud USMC mom. VA Claims Paralegal for Wounded Warrior Project.
Hobbies: Horseback riding, photography, and sewing.
Favorite Quote: “We live by the choices we make.” Lloyd Rice
Family: Husband Clint, Son’s Christopher and Clay; Daughter Allyson. Step-son’s Jordon and Payton; Step-Daughter London. Grandchildren Joel, Daniel, and Ireland.

Charles (Chuck) S. Webber, former SGT, USAF    Activity Director     Hometown : Vicksburg, MI  Education:  Alumni, LWMA 1975-1977. Southern Illinois University – Carbondale BS in Industrial Engineering.  Military Background:  Computer Programmer, 1500 th Computer Services Squadron – HQ Military Airlift Command. Awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal for completion of the Search and Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking System (SARSAT/COSPAS).  Hobbies:  Flying, auto racing, and paintball.  Favorite Quote:  “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” — Helen Keller  Family:  married to the former Pamela L. Kornreich of New Rochelle, NY for 17 yrs, five children, three girls – Veronica, Cassandra, and Elise and two boys – William (15) and James (12) who both attend LWMA. Started at LWMA on 1 Aug 2017

Charles (Chuck) S. Webber, former SGT, USAF

Activity Director

Hometown: Vicksburg, MI
Education: Alumni, LWMA 1975-1977. Southern Illinois University – Carbondale BS in Industrial Engineering.
Military Background: Computer Programmer, 1500 th Computer Services Squadron – HQ Military Airlift Command. Awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal for completion of the Search and Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking System (SARSAT/COSPAS).
Hobbies: Flying, auto racing, and paintball.
Favorite Quote: “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” — Helen Keller
Family: married to the former Pamela L. Kornreich of New Rochelle, NY for 17 yrs, five children, three girls – Veronica, Cassandra, and Elise and two boys – William (15) and James (12) who both attend LWMA.
Started at LWMA on 1 Aug 2017

Wynetta F Holley    Laundry Supervisor     Hometown : Lafayette, AL  Hobbies:  Dancing, spending quality time with family, listening to music and attending church where I volunteer.  Family:  4 children, 2 boys and 2 girls and 4 grandchildren. Started at LWMA in 1995

Wynetta F Holley

Laundry Supervisor

Hometown: Lafayette, AL
Hobbies: Dancing, spending quality time with family, listening to music and attending church where I volunteer.
Family: 4 children, 2 boys and 2 girls and 4 grandchildren.
Started at LWMA in 1995

Verlia Townsend    Laundry Presser     Hometown : Tallassee, AL  Hobbies:  Cooking, Caring for people, listening to music walking nature trails and studying trees.  Family:  3 children and 4 grand children Started at LWMA in Aug 2016

Verlia Townsend

Laundry Presser

Hometown: Tallassee, AL
Hobbies: Cooking, Caring for people, listening to music walking nature trails and studying trees.
Family: 3 children and 4 grand children
Started at LWMA in Aug 2016