Colonel Randolph S. Wardle is currently the Division Chief, Network Strategy and Plans (NSP) for the Chief Information Officer (CIO)/G-6, Headquarters, Department of the Army. In this position, he supports the CIO/G-6 by advising on information technology strategy and plans throughout the Army. This includes advising on the impact of communications security, force structure, equipping, budgeting, and employment of network, communications, and signal capabilities.
He has more than 33 years of experience as a U.S. Army Signal and Infantry Officer and Enlisted Soldier. Prior to his current position, COL Wardle served as the 8th Army G6 in South Korea from 2016-2018; Joint Staff J6 Coalition Branch Chief at the Pentagon from 2012-2015; and G3, 5th Signal Command in the European Theater from 2011-2012. As G3, he was the primary provider of C4I support, managing over $65 million in annual budgets and operational control of five Signal battalions, as well as associated theater support initiatives.
From 2009-2011, he served as the G6, 1st Armored Division, in Europe and Iraq in support of non-combat and combat-related Command and Control operations. Previous assignments also included G6, 25th Infantry Division (Light) in support of combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Program Manager for the fielding and training of the Joint Network Node Satellite Systems to four combat brigades throughout the U.S. Army Pacific area of operations.
COL Wardle holds a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Fresno, master’s degree in International Relations from American Military University, and a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.
His awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Bronze Star Medal (three Oak Leaf Clusters), the Meritorious Service Medal (five Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Commendation Medal (two Oak Leaf Clusters), and the Army Achievement Medal (two Oak Leaf Clusters).
COL Wardle and his wife, Donna, have two daughters, Shelby and Shyanne.