Wayne’s military experience spans more than 30 years having begun his career began as a Royal Marine in the mid-1980s. He completed Special Forces selection at the beginning of the 90’s and went on to serve more than 25 years in United Kingdom Special Forces (UKSF). As a former Officer in (UKSF), his career has left him with substantial experience of operating in many complex environments and scenarios including; close protection, peacekeeping, warfighting and combating insurgencies. He also worked extensively alongside the UK’s Government agencies to combat serious organised crime and terrorism.
Involved in every major conflict since the mid-1980s’ and held a comprehensive range of key command appointments both in combat and at headquarters level including a two year command assignment to the United States Seal Team Six. He was awarded Queens Commendations for Valuable Service, (QCVS), on two separate occasions for his roles on operations.
Prior to leaving in 2017, Wayne was responsible for delivering individual and collective training requirements for large numbers of personnel in support of a wide range of activities and was responsible for the recruiting, selecting and training of new Special Forces Soldiers.
Wayne’s knowledge of the overseas, stretches beyond those he has experienced in his military roles; He was the first Royal Marines Officer to walk unsupported to the Geographic North Pole, he has led teams on challenges across Vietnam, Cambodia, the Sahara and established a new route on the North Face of Kilimanjaro raising more than half a million pounds for charities.