LTC Wayne Bergeron has been appointed to the recently vacated post of chair and professor in the Department of Military Science at the University of North Alabama.
Bergeron is replacing LTC Michael Fennell, who retired at the end of the school year.
Bergeron, originally of Louisiana, graduated in 1988 from Nicholls State University with a bachelor's degree in political science and criminal justice. He was then commissioned as a military police officer in the army.
He relocated to Fort Bragg, N.C., where he served a majority of his 19-year career in Airborne and Special Operations units. Over the course of his career, Bergeron has been deployed to, assigned or worked in more than 30 countries on four different continents and has served multiple combat tours in Panama, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.
He has served as an instructor at the Joint Special Operations University, the U.S. Army Special Warfare Center and School, the Army and Marine War College, the Naval Post Graduate Center for Civil Military Relations, the National Defense University, the NATO School and various other international defense academies. Bergeron is an Eagle Scout and serves as a volunteer leader and commissioner with the Boy Scouts of America.