CEO and Directors
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Wayne Marcus was born in Bronx, New York. He graduated from South Bronx High School in 1984 and attended Farmingdale University in Long Island, New York, until 1987, when he obtained an Associate degree in Aerospace Technology. He immediately entered the U.S. Navy enlisted ranks in 1987.
In 2017, he completed 30 years of honorable Naval Service, attaining the highest enlisted rank of Command Master Chief (Class 48) and serving three tours at this prestigious rank while at sea, on shore, and in recruiting commands. On active duty, he led more than 900 employees during domestic and international military operations, promoting ethical value-based practices for regional managers and leaders consisting of long-range strategies. His budget of $1.2 million was executed successfully, saving $200,000. In addition, he implemented four successful mentoring programs for military and civilian personnel that enhanced promotion and retention rates through on-the-job career development milestones. He has presented professional speeches in pursuit of contributions for community outreach events. He has served as an adjunct instructor at two universities and as executive advisor to Drug Education for Youth (DEFY) program leaders.
While on active duty, Wayne graduated from the Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 135-Blue) and completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Aeronautics and a Master’s degree in Aviation Business Administration from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He is a highly decorated retired veteran with many accolades, including the Meritorious Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medals, and citations that align with the Kappa Lambda Chi Military Fraternity, Inc. community mission. He joined the fraternity in summer 2017, National Line PSI, STRENGTH OF UNITY, LIGHT AND RIGHTEOUSNESS (S.O.U.L.A.R), line number "TEN," given the name “THEORI.” His dedication to inspiring training and ethics led to the position of Lambda D-R-E-A-M Chief Executive Officer (CEO), responsible for the overall production, development and training efforts of the Lambda D-R-E-A-M Academy. Dedicated to academic excellence, he earned a PhD in Business Administration, with a concentration in leadership and organizational management.
Director of Scholarship
Louis York was born in Brooklyn, New York, and graduated from Prospect Heights High School in 1988. He joined the Army in March 1991 and retired as a Sergeant First Class in 2012, completing 21 years of honorable service. He earned the MOS’s (Military Occupational Specialty codes) of Combat Medic and Infantryman. He deployed to Bosnia in support of Implementation Force (IFOR) and to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) as an Infantryman.
Louis’s significant achievements consist of direct mentoring initiatives as a Bradley Fighting Vehicle Mechanized Leaders Course Instructor and Stryker New Equipment Instructor and course writer. He trained more than 1,000 personnel, increasing the Army’s infantry readiness and war-fighting assets. After retiring, he worked as Liaison at the Infantry School, Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL), Fort Benning, Georgia (2012-2014).
Louis possesses a Bachelor of Science degree in Religion from Liberty University, and an Associate degree in General Education from Troy University. He is currently studying counseling in the Master’s degree program at Liberty University. He joined the fraternity in Fall 2016, Epsilon-Kappa, MEN OF DISTINCTION (M.O.D), line number “EIGHT,” given the name “R.A.K.” His commitment to foster community youth programs with reliable mentoring resources has led to his appointment as Lambda D-R-E-A-M Director of Scholarship and Reserve Officer’s Training Corp (ROTC) Programs, responsible for identifying resources, grants, studentships, and other funding alternatives for continuous education opportunities for developing resourceful exceptional able youth.
Director of Mentorship
Ernest L. Brown was born in Warner Robins, Georgia. On March 13, 1996 he enlisted in the U.S. Army as 31L/25L Cable Wire System Installer, aka "Cable Dawg," and attended basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. He completed seven tours of duty at various installations, including a NATO assignment in The Netherlands and in the White House Communications Agency in Washington, DC. His deployments comprised two tours to Film City, Pristina, Kosovo (NATO) and one tour to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He retired from the U.S. Army after 20 years of honorable service in April 2016.
Ernest has served as the Mentorship/Scholarship Committee Chair for Iota Chapter, Augusta, Georgia. This committee has a robust working relationship with the Mayor of Augusta, Hardie Davis Jr., and his staff. The Iota Chapter have been strong advocates of Mayor Davis and the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) program, pioneered by President Obama, to mentor young men in America. This committee has launched mentorship programs in several schools in the local area. These programs enhance reading, social skills, word comprehension, character traits, positive behavior, and development.
Currently enrolled at Grantham University in pursuit of a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Ernest joined the fraternity in summer 2016, NL Omicron, line number “SIX,” given the name “ARMINIUS.” His commitment to foster community youth programs with strong mentorship programs has led to his appointment as Lambda D-R-E-A-M Director of Mentorship, responsible for developing resourceful exceptional able youth through energetic initiatives and generating a positive intellectual mindset in dependable men who make good decisions by way of knowledge and wisdom as young Americans.
Director of Mentoring
Thomas Patterson was born in Savannah, Georgia. He enlisted in the US. Marine Corps on June 7, 1999. As a Radio Operator/Radio Chief, he deployed to Bahrain, Iraq, several times, as well as Thailand and Djibouti. His duty stations included Norfolk VA, Beaufort SC, Okinawa Japan, and Camp Pendleton CA. On December 31, 2013, he medically separated from the Corps as a Staff Sergeant with 14.5 years of honorable and faithful service. His transition to the civilian sector matched his military skillset of electrical engineering and communication technology, furthering his career knowledge and education in electrical science via the veteran assistance programs.
As a member of Kappa Lambda Chi Military Fraternity Inc., he led the fraternity mentoring process as the Big Brother (BB) and Director of Inductions (DOI). His responsibilities and duties encompassed enforcing high ethical standard conduct codes and training new fraternity members on fulfilling the mission by promoting a lifelong friendship of moral obligation and personal excellence.
Thomas graduated from ITT-Technical Institute with an Associate degree in Engineering Communication Technology. He joined the fraternity in fall 2015, MU-Alpha, BROTHERS OF SERPREME SERINITY (B.O.S.S.), line number “THREE,” given the name “CONFUCIUS.” His background of fostering exceptional personal excellence through robust mentoring methods and processes has led to his appointment to the position of Lambda D-R-E-A-M Director of Mentoring, responsible for KLC members’ continuous progression as exceptional men. He has led a spirited creativity prospect and generated advanced academic curricula that enhance the mentor-mentee relationship in emerging fidelity, wisdom, and high ambition into a platform of exceptional attributes.