Spotlight – Major L. Wayne Smalls

On this week’s blog we throw the spotlight on our guest for Thursday’s podcast. Major L. Wayne Smalls is an Amazon Best Selling author from Baltimore, Maryland who retired from the United States Army at the rank of Major. His military career has consisted of 22 years of active duty service, with over 25 years of service overall. During his time in the military, he traveled the world and has seen and witnessed many great and wonderful

Called To Be A Soldier.
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things. Also while in the military, he received several degrees of higher learning, including an Associate’s Degree in General Studies from Northwestern State University, a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from the University of Maryland, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Webster University. He is currently attending Capella University to earn a Doctoral Degree in Business Administration with a specialization in leadership.

Wayne has embarked on a new career as a writer, motivational speaker and life coach. He has a passion for helping people, especially young men. Wayne cares a great deal about the welfare of our youth and works very hard to share his life experience and knowledge in an effort to guide them onto a positive path. He focuses a lot of attention on mentoring young people, as he sees them as future leaders. He strongly believes that molding our youth will make great strides towards eliminating some of the tragedies that have affected our communities in recent times.

Wayne is a steward of positivity and motivation. He believes that anyone and everyone can reach their full potential in life if they believe in themselves. He understands that believing in yourself is only the beginning of a longer process. There also must be purpose, direction, and motivation that accompanies the desire to succeed. Wayne wants to help as many people as he can to reach their goals and dreams. He realizes that everyone needs to understand leadership and how it can play a huge part in success, no matter where they are in life.

His book, Called to Be a Soldier, was written from the heart and experiences of the Major. It personifies the sometimes inaccurate accounts and assumptions made about the personal lives of the nation’s military heroes. Small’s bares all to take readers to the training grounds, onto the battlefields of the Middle East and then all of the way back home – where the fight for a normal life often continues for many years. It’s heartfelt, shocking yet ultimately uplifting.

This Week’s Podcast:

On Thursday’s show we will have Major Smalls on the program. He shares stories from the heart, battlefield and even tells us what is like at “Fort Puke”, his name for the place, where he went from a raw recruit to a dedicated officer of the US Army.

You can listen to this podcast this Thursday (12/31) at Ron’s Amazing Stories, download it from iTunes, stream it on TuneIn Radio or listen on your radio Friday night at 8pm Eastern time. Check your local listing or find the station closest to you at this link.

The Calendar:

December 03, 2015 – Science is fiction (RAS223)
December 10, 2015 – The Green Flame (RAS224)
December 17, 2015 – Two Sharp Knifes (RAS225)
December 24, 2015 – Christmas break 2015
December 31, 2015 – An Interview with Major  L. Wayne Smalls US Army Retired. (RAS226)

One thought on “Spotlight – Major L. Wayne Smalls

  1. I have read the Major’s book. It is an amazing work that tells what he personally endured while in Afghanistan. It is a, “I can’t put it down moment”, from start to finish.


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