Wannamaker hands over command
Published 8:57 pm Saturday, August 9, 2014
Lt. Col. Angela Wannamaker, a Suffolk native, was honored as the outgoing commander of the 359th Transportation Battalion at its Change of Command ceremony on July 19 in Baltimore.
Wannamaker was commissioned a second lieutenant through the Reserve Officer Training Corps at Norfolk State University in 1989. She served on active duty as a platoon leader with the 100th Transportation Company at Fort Eustis.
She joined the Army Reserves in 1992 and has served in various command and staff positions with the 199th and 200th Transportation Detachments, 1176th Transportation Terminal Brigade, 1398th Deployment Support Brigade and the headquarters of the Army’s deputy chief of staff.
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She has also served as a movement control officer, executive officer, commander, operations officer and more.
In 1996, she deployed with the 27th Transportation Battalion as an operations officer to Hungary, Croatia and Bosnia in support of Operation Joint Endeavor. In 2005, she deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as the 1398th Deployment Support Brigade S3 and Detachment Commander at Camp Arifjan and Kuwait Naval Base.
She also deployed to Iraq in 2011.
Wannamaker is a graduate of several military training schools. She holds a Bachelor of Science in electronics engineering from Norfolk State University and a Master of Science in strategic studies from the Air War College.
Her military decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal and more.
Wannamaker is a senior systems analyst and engineer with AT&T Government Solutions. She has more than 24 years of network systems engineering and operations experience.
She is married to Col. Alonzo Wannamaker. They have two daughters, Alonna and Akena. She is the daughter of Johnny “Jack” Morris Jr. and Elizabeth Riddick of Suffolk.