October 30, 2019 contributed by: SCPO Keith Jermyn, USN, Director of Veterans Services (images courtesy of Hingham Veterans Services)
The Town of Hingham Veterans' Department is pleased to announce the itinerary for this year's Annual Veteran's Day Observance, formerly called Armistice Day.
Veterans' Day 2019 will begin with the CPL Lawrence St. Laurent, USMC Breakfast at the Hingham Town Hall's Central Meeting Room (2nd Floor); from 8:30-10:30 am.
This event is open to ALL Military, Veterans, and their families; sponsored by the Hingham Veterans' Council, and catered by Hart Brothers Catering of Rockland, MA.
The main event will begin promptly at 11:00 am in Sanborn Auditorium (2nd Floor) of Town Hall. The event will be moderated by Michael Puzo, with music performed by the Hingham High School Band. The principal speaker will be Colonel Wayne Libbey, US Army, Regimental Commander of the 101st Regiment Regional Training Institute (RTI) at Joint Base Cape Cod, MA.
There will be reserved seating for ALL Military and Veterans. Following the main event; we will parade the colors to outside of the building, and conduct a brief wreath laying ceremony at the Veterans monument.
Please make every effort to attend and show your support for our Nation's Veterans!
About Speaker Colonel Wayne R. Libbey
Commander, 101st Regional Training Institute (RTI)
COL Libbey enlisted in the US Army in 1986. He served from 1986 until 1992 on active duty in Germany with the Field Artillery in the 3rd Infantry and 1st Armored Divisions. He joined the 26th Infantry Brigade, Massachusetts Army National Guard and served until earning his commission as a Second Lieutenant of Transportation in May 1997. He returned to active duty with the 13th Corps Support Battalion (CSB), 1st Corps Support Command (COSCOM), at Fort Benning, Georgia. Awarded Logistics Branch designation (90A) in 2008, he is the Massachusetts Army National Guard Chief Logistician and is an inducted member of the U.S. Army Transportation Corps Honorable Order of Saint Christopher. COL Libbey is proficient in German and holds the additional skill identifiers (ASI) of Strategist (6Z) and Theater Sustainment Planner (P1).
COL Libbey served as Platoon Leader, 1058th Transportation Company in Hingham, MA from September 1999 until October 2001. He served as Company Commander, 1060th Transportation Company in Framingham, MA from January 2003 until April 2008. He also led 870 Soldiers as Battalion Commander, 164th Transportation Battalion in Dorchester, MA from July 2013 until August 2015. He currently serves as Brigade Commander, 101st Regional Training Institute at Camp Edwards, MA and commands a General Studies Training Battalion and an Officer Candidate School Battalion.
COL Libbey’s staff assignments include CSSB Support Operations Transportation Officer (SPO TRANS), Battalion S-1, Brigade S-4, Chief, G-8 Supply and Services Division, BSB Support Operations Officer (SPO), State Defense Movement Coordinator (DMC), Chief, G-8 Internal Review Division, Deputy G-3 and G-4 Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics.
COL Libbey deployed to combat in Operation Desert Storm in 1990 as a M109A3 Howitzer Gunner with Bravo Battery, 2/1st Field Artillery, 1st Armored Division. He deployed again to combat in Operation Iraqi Freedom as Company Commander, 1060th Transportation Company from June 2006 until September 2007. He led 142 Soldiers under the 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Expeditionary Sustainment Command (ESC) at Camp Taji, Iraq. COL Libbey is the recipient of the Bronze Star Medal and numerous campaign medals for his two combat deployments.
COL Libbey works full time as a Department of the Army Civilian (GS-14) and leads 228 government employees as the Massachusetts Army National Guard Director of Logistics. He also worked extensively in private sector transportation, supply chain and financial management positions.
COL Libbey attended military education courses at the U.S. Army Field Artillery School, U.S. Army Transportation School, U.S. Army Financial Management School, U.S. Army Audit Agency, U.S. Army Logistics University, National Defense University, U.S. Army Command & General Staff College and the U.S. Naval War College. He completed Senior Service College (SSC) and is a Distinguished Graduate of the U.S. Army War College.
COL Libbey earned a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Political Science and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in History concurrently from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He holds a Master of Strategic Studies (M.S.S) degree from the United States Army War College, a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Logistics Management from the Florida Institute of Technology and a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Modern European History from Boston College.
COL Libbey is married with three sons and lives in Bellingham, Massachusetts.