Dwayne grew up in North Carolina. After high school he had several opportunities to play college football instead of accepting those offers, he chose to serve his country in the U.S. Army. Dwayne’s army career expanded over 20 years. While serving his country Dwayne held various leadership positions.These positions included Brigade level Sergeant Major (596 Transportation Group), Division Transportation Sergeant Major (3rd Infantry Division (M)), First Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, Drill Sergeant, Equal Opportunity Representative along with other tactical and staff positions.
After retiring from the military in 2003, Dwayne joined the security industry. As a security
Additionally, he was responsible for all customer service, operations, quality assurance, human resources and profit
Dwayne is an active member of ASIS International. He holds a certification in Homeland Security with the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute (ACFEI) with a
Dwayne earned undergraduate degrees in Business Administration from Methodist College and Business Management from the University of Maryland University College (UMUC). He also earned a Masters in Management and Leadership from Liberty University.
Dwayne is very active in his community. He serves on his church’s community outreach ministries where he volunteers at various shelters and youth, adult and senior citizen group homes in the Atlanta Metro area. He is a member of Cobb County’s Partner in Education program. He also volunteers as a community football coach for Whitefield Academy’s
Dwayne serves on the board of Trustees for Atlanta Youth Academy (AYA) and Wolfpack Fourth and Ten ( A non-profit that assist student athletes with attending independent school). Dwayne is married to Dr. Annisha Ellis and have three children – Dwayne II-(US Army), Tori and Joshua.