MSG Wagner enlisted in the United States Army from Gainesville, Florida in 2003. He completed One Stop Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Knox, Kentucky as a Cavalry Scout.
Serving in various enlisted leadership positions from Team Leader, Squad Leader, Section Sergeant, Instructor, Observer-Controller-Trainer, Platoon Sergeant, Platoon Leader, First Sergeant, and Career Manager.
MSG Wagner’s previous assignments include V Corps G3, 5th Squadron 15th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Squadron 2nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Battalion 509 th Infantry, Task Force 4 Operations Group JRTC, 2nd Squadron 16th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Squadron 1st Cavalry Regiment, Office of Chief of Armor.
He is a graduate of Pathfinder School, Airborne School, Stryker Crew Course, Combat Tracker Course, Army Basic Instructor Course, Small Group Leaders Course, Master Fitness Trainer, Army Reconnaissance Course, Cavalry Leaders Course and completed each level of the Noncommissioned Officers Education System through Master Leaders course.
MSG Wagner’s operational deployments include two deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and two deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with four oak clusters, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal sixth award, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two combat stars, NATO medal second award, Iraq Campaign medal with combat star, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon with 3 numeral, Army Service Ribbon, Joint Meritorious Unit Citation, Meritorious Unit Citation, Combat Action Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Basic Parachutist Badge, Army Instructor Badge, Italian and German Parachutist Badge, German Shuzenschnur (Gold), German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge (Silver) and Drivers Badge both wheeled and tracked.
In May 2015, MSG Wagner was selected by the Office of the Chief of Armor (OCOA) to serve as a member of the Project Warrior Program, at both Fort Polk, LA and Fort Benning, GA. One of only thirteen Senior Noncommissioned Officers to ever be selected for the program, since its reinstatement in 1998. In addition, MSG Wagner has been inducted into the Order of St. George. Prior to his arrival at the University of New Hampshire complete a assignment as the 19Z Senior Career Management NCO at the Office of Chief of Armor.