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CW5 James Woodworth

Command Chief Warrant Officer

CW5 Woodworth enlisted in the United States Navy in 1979 and completed his basic training in Great Lakes, Illinois. After completing Submarine School in Groton, Connecticut, and Technical School as a Nuclear Weapons Missile Technician, he was assigned to the Nuclear Missile Submarine USS Ulysses S. Grant SSBN-631, completing 6 deterrent patrols. In 1986, he enlisted in the Vermont National Guard and was assigned to Detachment 2, 26th Military Police Company serving as a Combat Military Policeman, Team Leader and eventually HQ Supply Sergeant in both fulltime and traditional status. In 1995 CW5 Woodworth attended Warrant Officer Candidate School as a General Supply Technician Warrant Officer and was assigned as the Property Book Officer with Headquarters 1/103rd AVN. In 2000, Chief Woodworth changed branch to Signal Corps and was assigned to Joint Force Headquarters-Vermont as the Computer Network Defense Team Chief and Senior Network Operations Technician.  During this assignment, he deployed in 2008 with Task Force Stone as the Director of Command, Control, Communications, and Computers at Camp Stone, Herat, Afghanistan. 

CW5 Woodworth has been a fulltime member of the VTARNG Technician workforce since 1991: working as a supply clerk in the U.S. Property and Fiscal Office Warehouse, Unit Supply Specialist with the MPs, Equipment Specialist in the State Maintenance Office. CW5 Woodworth has been assigned with the JFHQ-G6 beginning in 1998 where he is now the Plans and Policy Chief. This assignment offered Chief Woodworth the opportunity to also serve as the Deputy J6, Interim J6 and Acting J6 during several senior officer reassignments where he was promoted to Chief Warrant Officer 5 on April 24, 2017. CW5 Woodworth was selected and assigned as the Vermont State Command Chief Warrant Officer on April 1, 2018.

CW5 Woodworth holds an Associate Degree in Business from the Community College of Vermont, and a Bachelor’s Degree in General Studies-Technology Leadership and Management from Roger Williams University.

Meritorious Service Medal
Army Commendation Medal (with one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Army Achievement Medal
Navy Good Conduct Medal
Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (with one Silver Star Device and three Bronze Star Devices)
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with "M" Device and Gold Hourglass)
Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (with two devices)
Army Service Ribbon
Overseas Service Ribbon
Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon
Navy Submarine Service Deployment Ribbon (with three Bronze Star Devices)
NATO Medal
Submarine Qualification Badge
Submarine Service Deployment Badge
Vermont Meritorious Service Ribbon (with one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Vermont Good Conduct Ribbon (with one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Vermont Humanitarian Service Medal
Vermont Active Duty Training Ribbon
Vermont Professional Development Ribbon (with one Bronze Star Device)
Vermont Service Ribbon
Vermont Duty Ribbon (with one Silver Star Device and four Bronze Star Devices)
Vermont State Special Duty Ribbon (with one Bronze Star Device)