Personal Data

  • Wayne J. Bienvenu, Colonel, USMC (Ret)
  • Tulane Naval ROTC Class of 1959
  • Commissioned June 1959
  • Louisiana Native

Historical Events

  • Vietnam
  • Cold War

Assignments / Engagements

  • 1JUN59 Student, TBS, MCS, Qunatico, VA
  • 7MAR60 TAD, OSO, RS, New Orleans, LA
  • 7APR60 Plat Comdr, 2d Plat, Co E, 2nd Bn 9th Mar
  • 8SEP61 Executive Officer, Enlisted Instr Co, HS Bn, TBS
  • 29MAR62 Instructor, S-3, TBS, MCDEC
  • 6SEP62 Plat Comdr, Weapons Plat, Co E, 3d Bn, 24th Mar
  • 2JUN63 Training Assistant, RLU, 29 Palms, CA
  • 13SEP63 Plat Comdr, Co E 3d Bn, 24th Mar
  • 1SEP64 Adjutant, 3d Bn, 24th Mar
  • 1SEP65 S-2/Assistant S-3 3d Bn, 24th Mar
  • 1JAN67 Executive Officer, Co A, 2d MP Bn
  • 1FEB68 Commanding Officer, Co A, 2d MP Bn
  • 1FEB70 S-3, 2d MP Bn
  • 1MAR74MTU 8-5
  • 1SEP74 Executive Officer, 4th MP Bn
  • 1MAY75 Commanding Officer, 4th MP Bn
  • 1MAY76 Commanding Officer, 3d Bn, 23d Mar
  • 1JUN78 Associate Duty, G-3, 4th Mar Div; Appropriate duty, 8th Marine Corps District
  • 16OCT81 Team Leader, REACT Program, RS New Orleans
  • 15APR83 OIC, Mobilization Station, New Orleans
  • 30JUN83 District Coordinator, RSSO Program, 8th Dist.
  • 30JUN86 Appropriate Duty, Headquarters, Marine Corps Natl. Coordinator, RSSO Program
  • 31JUL1989 Retired

Other Notable Content

  • Learned of NROTC Scholarship opportunities in school library in St. Martinville, LA.
  • During freshman year applied to US Naval Academy.  Accepted to Academy but decided to remain at Tulane NROTC.
  • Future General Robert Barrow was his Marine Officer Instructor and had quite an impact on all of the “Barrow Marines.”
  • After initial tour of duty as an Infantry Officer, he returned to Tulane to attend Law School.
  • Remained in USMC Reserves for an entire career.  Very high regard for the USMC Reserves.  Recommends it for those who choose to leave active duty.

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