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Dwayn Hanford

Term:   2012-2017
Degree:   BS in Liberal Arts '05
Home:   Springfield, VA

Dwayn graduated from Excelsior College in 2005 with a bachelor of science in liberal arts degree. He has also earned a bachelor of arts in history from the University of  Maryland University College and a master of science in strategic intelligence from the National Defense Intelligence College. He is currently pursuing his second master’s degree in management and his third master’s degree in education. He is also an adjunct professor of intelligence studies at American Military University.

He is a retired Army Warrant Officer with twenty three years experience as an all-source intelligence analyst. During his service he received numerous awards including the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medals, and Joint Service Commendation Medals. His campaigns include Desert Storm, Operation Joint Endeavor, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He currently works for the Department of Defense at Fort Belvoir, Va.

He has been an active volunteer for many years and has shared his time and talents with various organizations including the Boy Scouts of America and Little League of America. In 2007, the Army awarded him the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal. In 2008, he was honored with a Community Organization Award from the Boy Scouts of America. In 2010, Dwayn was the recipient of the Excelsior College C. Wayne Williams Award in recognition of outstanding public service and community involvement.