Lt. Col. Bryan T. Woody began his military career in 1991, enlisting as an Air Defense “Avenger” crewmember. After achieving the rank of noncommissioned officer, Woody was accepted into the U.S. Army’s Green-to-Gold Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program at Bowie State University in Maryland. Commissioned as a second lieutenant of Aviation in 1999, Woody qualified on the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior platform and joined 2-17th Cavalry at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, for his first assignment as a platoon leader.
Woody has multiple combat tours to include Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. He was recently deployed to Saudi Arabia to serve as senior Aviation advisor to the Saudi Arabian National Guard. Woody served in operational assignments in the 101st Airborne (AASLT) Division and the 82nd Airborne Division, and has just completed service on the FORSCOM Commanding General’s Initiatives Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Woody’s military education includes attendance at the U.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff College and the Aviation Captain’s Career and Basic Courses. He has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology and criminal justice from Bowie State and a master’s degree in military science from Marine Corps University at Quantico, Virginia.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, three awards of the Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Citation, Army Superior Unit Award, Senior Aviators Badge, Combat Action Badge, Parachutists Badge, Air Assault Badge and Canadian Parachutists Badge. Woody has been inducted into United States Cavalry & Armor Association Order of Saint George (Bronze Award).
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