CSM James L. Woodson, Jr.

CSM James L. Woodson Jr. was born on 15 October 1972 in Pensacola, FL.  He graduated from Escambia High School in Pensacola, FL in June 1991.  He enlisted into the U.S. Army in October 1994 as a 54B, Chemical Operations Specialist which is now known to be a 74D.
CSM Woodson’s assignments and positions include:  Chemical Operations Specialist, 63rd Chemical Company, Fort Campbell, KY; CBRN NCO, Bravo Company (Rough Terrain), 27th Engineer Battalion (Combat Airborne), Fort Bragg, NC; Squad Leader, 21st Chemical Company (Airborne), Fort  Bragg, NC; Brigade CBRN NCO, 17th Aviation Brigade, Yongsan, Korea; Division Chemical CBRN NCO, 21st Chemical Company (Airborne), Fort Bragg, NC; Senior Drill Sergeant, HHC 3rd Chemical Brigade, Fort Leonard Wood, MO; Chemical Operations NCO, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Joint Base Lewis McCord, WA; First Sergeant, Charlie Company, 110th CM BN (TE), Joint Base Lewis McCord, WA; Battalion S3 NCOIC, 110th CM BN (TE), Joint Base Lewis McCord, WA; Garrison Operations Sergeant Major, HHC Joint Base Garrison, Joint Base Lewis McCord, WA; Division CBRN Sergeant Major, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, HI.  CSM Woodson also participated in two worldwide deployments including Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq).
His military and civilian education includes Basic Leader Course, Advance Leader Course, Senior Leader Course, First Sergeant Course and the United States Army Sergeant’s Major Academy Class 64.  His other military schools include Unit Prevention Leader Course, Drill Sergeant School, Radiological Safety Course, Family Medium Tactical Vehicle Course, Air Movement Operation Course, Airborne School, Nuclear Biological Chemical Advanced Individual Training Course, Combat Life Savers Course, Field Sanitation Course, Air Assault School, Battle Staff Course, Level One Combatives Certified, and Technical Escort Course.  He also has earned an Associate’s Degree in General Studies and he continues to pursue a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management from Park University.
CSM Woodson’s military awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Valorous Unit Award, Army Commendation Medal (1 Silver OLC and 1 Bronze OLC), Army Achievement Medal (3 OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (6th Award), National Defense Service Medal (1 Bronze Star), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 4), Army Service Ribbon, Army Overseas Service Ribbon, Drill Sergeant Identification Badge, Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Driver and Mechanic’s Badge (Wheeled Vehicle) and the Canadian Parachutist Wings.