Johnson re-elected vice commander

Lt. Col. Wayman Jerome Johnson of Aiken was re-elected for a second term as one of the national vice commanders-in-chief of the Military Order of the World Wars during the convention held in Dallas, Texas. He will continue to have oversight responsible for Regions II and V which includes Chapters located in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia and South Carolina, and pick up Region VI which includes chapters in Florida and Puerto Rico. He will also gain oversight responsibility for the Homeland Security, Law and Order, and National Defense committees.

He had served as a chapter, department and regional commander as well as a region and national general staff officer before being elected as a national vice-commander in chief. He is a member of the Augusta Chapter.

VCINC Johnson received a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from South Carolina State University, a master’s degree from the University of Oklahoma and AAS in industrial management from Grayson College (Texas). He was commissioned as Infantry from S.C. State University Army ROTC and was a member of Scabbard and Blade Honor Society. He deployed to Vietnam with the 4th Infantry Division and served two tours in Vietnam serving with the 4th Infantry and again with the 1st Air Cavalry Division leading missions to detect concealed enemy locations. His military career involved serving on active duty and the reserve components retiring after 23 year as a Chemical Corps officer. His reserved duty included serving for five years as a liaison officer to the admissions office, United States Military Academy at West Point.

Johnson is a retiree from SRS after a 33-year career and is a member of the Aiken chapter of Sigma Pi Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Aiken Knights of Columbus, Aiken Chapter Military Officers Association of America and Aiken Post 212, American Legion. He attends St. Gerard Catholic Church in Aiken.