Former Sabinal resident Charles J. Woodley, a captain in the U.S. Army, is the support operations ammunition officer based out of Martindale Army Airfield in San Antonio. He is primarily responsible for supervising and managing the ammunition program for the 449th Aviation Support Battalion as well as the 36th Combat Aviation Brigade.
Woodley, who first enlisted on Jan. 12, 2000, has 18 years of experience in military service, including time served in both the United States Navy and the Texas Army National Guard.
After successful completion of both Navy bootcamp in Great Lakes, Illinois, and his follow on “A” School in Meridian, Mississippi, Woodley was assigned to the USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) (2000-2004), homeported out of Yokosuka, Japan, as part of the 7th fleet’s forward deployed battle group.
While assigned to the Kitty Hawk, he participated in many joint exercises with the Navy and Marine Corps of both the United States and joint allied forces, including Canada, Australia, Japan and the Republic of Korea.
In October of 2001, the Kitty Hawk was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom to the North Arabian Sea, where it was used as an afloat forward staging base by Joint Special Operations Command forces, which included members of the U.S. Army’s elite Delta Force, 75th Ranger Regiment, Air Force Pararescuemen, Navy SEALS, and the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment.
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