De’Andre B. Wells Sgt
US Army (Ret)
- Baltimore Business Journals 2016 40 under 40 honoree.
- Seen in Franchising USA magazine, Baltimore Times, Annapolis Times, Military Times, and Veteran Business Services
De'Andre is founder and CEO of AGX GROUP. AGX is a premier provider of business support and health management services, and PTSD intervention solutions. Grandson of the legendary Michigan State University and National Coaches Hall of Fame Track and Field Coach James E. Bibbs. In his adolescent years, Mr. Wells was raised in an environment of uncertainty: safety and survival were far from day-to-day mainstays. Yet, despite the hardship of home life, Mr. Wells was diligent in his desire to find the type of excellence that most young men could not fathom. He was a standout student athlete in high school, a three sport letterman as well as an active member of student government and other critical organizations. Also, he was an all- state performer in two sports, and was offered athletic scholarships to prestigious institutions.Many people peak in high school, maximizing their potential as a contributing member to societal growth. For Mr. Wells, however, despite his unequivocal effort to succeed, he had not yet reached his full potential.
The choice Mr. Wells made to serve his country exemplified his unparalleled selflessness. Again, regardless of the difficulty of the task, he succeeded. Boots on the ground, hand-to-hand combat, every minute during Operation Iraqi Freedom he sacrificed his life for millions of people he would never meet. Written words cannot do justice to the atrocities a man faces at war and burden he hauls for the remainder of his days. Nonetheless, Mr. Wells has emerged comparatively unscathed and with more desire to maximize his contribution to society.
De’Andre Wells has defied odds in many facets of life. Regardless of the obstacle, he has found success. He served as an NCO in the United States Army, 5th Special Forces Group where he completed three tours of combat duty during the global war on terrorism. He is a recipient of the Army Good Conduct Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Ribbon/Overseas Service Bar (3 times), SFG Indoctrination Course Team Leader Award, Parachutist Badge and Air Assault Badge. He was not bred to be a high school graduate, yet he is. A decorated military contribution was never a path planned and paved, yet he walked the road and emerged on the other end. Being a family man, a loving father of four, this was not in the cards for him. Yet, again, Mr. Wells has triumphed. His success is not luck. Stars never aligned for him, his road was not structured with yellow bricks, and his spoon was not silver. Instead, he reached for the stars and put them where they needed to be. He got his hands dirty and craved out every road forward. He forged the spoon which he used to feed himself and his loved ones. De’Andre Wells manufactured his success, and remains confident that success is a certainty in any endeavor that beckons his indulgence.
DeAndre is the recipient of several grants and coveted awards like the “Silver Business Plan Award” from Purdue University's Executive MBA/EBV program. He is also a winner of the EBV National Foundation grant from Syracuse University's Institute for veterans and military families.
De’Andre is a certified graduate of The National Center for Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP) The (VIP) Institute is a highly sought out institute designed by seasoned executives from industry and government, VIP is the first-ever national center to train SDVOSBs and VOSBs to succeed in Federal contracting. De'Andre holds a Bachelors degree in Leadership and Organizational Development from Bethel University.
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