CWO-5 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 U.S.S. Ulysses S. Grant, SSBN-631, completing six 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 Headquarters Supply Sergeant in both full-time and traditional status. In 1995, Chief 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 Aviation. 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. 

Chief Woodworth has been a fulltime member of the Vermont Army National Guard Technician workforce since 1991: working as a Supply Clerk in the U.S. Property and Fiscal Office Warehouse, a Unit Supply Specialist with Military Police, and an Equipment Specialist in the State Maintenance Office. He has been assigned with the Joint Force Headquarters G-6 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 J-6, Interim J-6 and Acting J-6 during several senior officer reassignments. He was promoted to Chief Warrant Officer 5 on April 24, 2017 and 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