Chief of Staff Glenn A. Wait


Glenn A. Wait serves as the Chief of Staff for Joint Base Myer- Henderson Hall. He assumed his responsibilities on the 29th of June 2015.


A native of Macedon, N.Y., Wait began his federal service in 1982 as an enlisted Soldier in the U.S. Army, serving in various assignments overseas and stateside. After eight years of active duty service, he joined the federal government as a Department of the Army civilian.

His first DA civilian assignment was in 1990 as an operations officer for the Information Management Directorate, U.S. Army Intelligence and Threat Analysis Center. In 1993, he was selected to serve as a member of the team that planned the transition from two centers – the U.S. Army Foreign Science and Technology Center and the U.S. Army Intelligence and Threat Analysis Center – into a single National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC). Serving as the new facility project manager for the NGIC chief of staff, Wait was responsible for the construction and equipping of the new $60 million Nicholson Building. Upon completion of the project, he was selected as the installation manager.

In 2008, Wait was selected to serve as the deputy garrison commander for the U.S. Army Garrison, Schweinfurt, Germany. After graduating from the U.S. Army War College in June of 2012, he was selected as the deputy to the garrison commander, U.S. Army Garrison, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. In this capacity, he exercised executive leadership, provided programmatic policy and oversight to a broad range of installation programs, managed day-to-day base operations, and provided administrative program direction to the directors and special staff of the various Aberdeen Proving Ground directorates.

Wait received a Bachelor of Science from University of Maryland, University College, with a major in management. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College and the National Defense University’s Information Resources Management College. He has also completed the Army Management Staff College - Garrison Pre-command Course.

Wait’s civilian recognition includes the Superior Civilian Service Award (2001, 2011, 2014, 2015); the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service (1990, 2008, 2011); and the Achievement Medal for Civilian Service (2009). His prior military awards include the Meritorious Service Medal and numerous Commendation and Achievement Awards.