LTC William Wade
Professor of Military Science
Lieutenant Colonel William Wade entered military service in 1987 as an enlisted Soldier and served with the 82nd Airborne Division during operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm in 1990/1991. In 1998, LTC Wade was commissioned into the Armor Corps from the University of Montana. Following the Armor Officer Basic Course, he served as a Tank and Mortar Platoon Leader at Fort Carson, Colorado. As a Lieutenant he also served as the 1st Brigade, HHC Executive Officer at Camp Casey in the Republic of Korea from 2000 to 2001.
After graduating from the Armor Captains Career Course in 2002, LTC Wade served in the 7th Army Training Command as a Strategic Plans Officer in Grafenwöhr, Germany. During this assignment, LTC Wade deployed to Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina to serve as a Joint Military Affairs Plans Officer and also as the Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding General for Stabilization Force during Operation JOINT FORGE. In 2004, he transitioned to Vilseck, Germany to serve the Battalion Maintenance Officer for the 1st Battalion, 63rd Amor Regiment while the unit re-organized and move to the United States. He was then re-assigned to 1st Battalion, 77th Armor Regiment at Conn Barracks in Schweinfurt, Germany, as the Battalion Maintenance Officer and also as the Bravo Company Commander. In 2006, LTC Wade was attached to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment to deploy as a Company Commander to Baghdad, Iraq in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. LTC Wade then moved to serve as the Brigade Training Officer in 2007.
In 2008, LTC Wade served as the Aide-de-Camp to the Commandant for the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. LTC Wade then moved to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas in 2011 to attend the Command and General Staff College. Following graduation, he moved to Grafenwöhr, Germany to serve as the Battalion Operations Officer for the 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry Division and the 172D Infantry Brigade Operations Officer during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in Paktika Province in Afghanistan. In 2013, LTC Wade moved to Fort Lewis, Washington to serve as the Brigade Executive Officer in the 189th Infantry Brigade (training). LTC Wade has served as the Professor of Military Science for the Wolverine Battalion at the University of Michigan since August 2014.
His civilian education includes a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies from the University of Montana and a Master of Science Degree in Adult and Continuing Education from Kansas State University. LTC Wade is currently attending Columbia University to study Organizational Psychology and Change Management.
LTC Wade is a Jumpmaster and Airborne qualified. He was awarded the Combat Action Badge and his decorations include two Bronze Stars, the Order of Saint George, the Order of Saint Maurice plus various other Army awards.