Brig. Gen. Daniel P. Woodward is Director of Regional Affairs, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force for International Affairs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. He manages the Air Force's direct liaison with foreign government officials, Washington agency counterparts, and representatives of the aerospace industry to implement Air Force security cooperation programs, particularly the sale of Air Force military equipment to foreign governments. The Regional Affairs Directorate provides analysis and advice to senior leaders on current politico-military affairs and their impact on the Air Force. In this position he also serves as Air Force member, Delegation to Inter-American Defense Board; and Air Force member, Joint Mexico-U.S. Defense Commission.
General Woodward received his commission in 1980 as a distinguished graduate of the ROTC program at Embry-Riddle University in Daytona Beach, Fla. He has served in a variety of operational and support positions throughout his career. The general has commanded a support group and a flying training wing. Prior to his current assignment, he was the Deputy Director of Force Management on the Joint Staff.
The general is a command pilot with more than 3,000 flying hours in the T-38, FB-111A and T-37.
1980 Bachelor of Aeronautical Science degree, Embry-Riddle University, Daytona Beach, Fla.
1985 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1989 Master of Business Administration degree, Mississippi State University, Starkville
1993 Air Command and Staff College
1995 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1. October 1980 - October 1981, student, undergraduate pilot training, Columbus AFB, Miss.
2. October 1981 - March 1986, T-38 instructor pilot and flight examiner, 14th Flying Training Wing , Columbus AFB, Miss.
3. March 1986 - October 1990, FB-111A instructor pilot and assistant operations officer, 380th Bomb Wing, Plattsburgh AFB, N.Y.
4. October 1990 - June 1994, T-37 flight commander, wing executive officer, and Chief, Wing Safety, 47th Flying Training Wing, Laughlin AFB, Texas
5. June 1994 - June 1995, student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
6. June 1995 - March 1998, Chief, Combat Training Range Branch; executive officer, Directorate of Operations and Training, Deputy Chief of Staff for, Air and Space Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
7. March 1998 - February 2000, Deputy Commander, 92nd Support Group, Fairchild AFB, Wash.
8. March 2000 - December 2001, Commander, 78th Support Group, Robins AFB, Ga.
9. January 2002 - August 2002, executive officer to the Commander, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, Randolph AFB, Texas
10. August 2002 - August 2004, Commander, 47th Flying Training Wing, Laughlin AFB, Texas
11. August 2004 - January 2006, Chief, Forces Division (J-8), Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
12. January 2006 - February 2007, Deputy Director, Force Management, Directorate for Force Structure, Resources and Assessment (J-8), Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
13. March 2007 - present, Director of Regional Affairs, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force for International Affairs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
Rating: Command pilot
Flight hours: More than 3,000
Aircraft flown: T-38, FB-111A and T-37
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with oak leaf cluster
Combat Readiness Medal
National Defense Service Medal with bronze star
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Inter-American Defense Board Medal
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant April 19, 1980
First Lieutenant Oct. 19, 1982
Captain Oct. 19, 1984
Major Oct. 1, 1991
Lieutenant Colonel March 1, 1994
Colonel March 1, 2000
Brigadier General July 3, 2006
(Current as of June 2009)