About Greg

Woodard Family

LCDR Gregory Woodard is a native of Carlisle, IA. He began his military career in the Marine Corps in 1986 with 3rd Supply Battalion, 3rd Force Service Support Group in Okinawa, Japan. He also completed a tour with 1st Supply Battalion, 1st Force Service Support Group at Camp Pendleton, CA. Upon completion of his enlistment in the Marine Corps, LCDR Woodard served in the Iowa National Guard (1992-1993).

He is a graduate of North Central University in Minneapolis, MN and received a Master of Christian Thought from Bethel Seminary in Arden Hills, MN. He graduated from the Navy War College non-resident JPME, Phase One program and is a current Doctor of Ministry Candidate at Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA. Additionally, he completed the Basic and Intermediate Leadership Course at the Naval Chaplaincy School and Center.

LCDR Woodard accessioned to active duty as a Navy Chaplain in 2009. His Marine Corps assignments have included Marine Corps Air Station Yuma (2009-2012) where he served as the Deputy Command Chaplain, Command Chaplain and Protestant Chapel Pastor. He transitioned to 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, NC and served as the Command Chaplain of 1st Battalion, 8th Marines (2012-2015) where he deployed to Okinawa, Japan as part of the Unit Deployment Program.

LCDR Woodard’s Navy assignments include the USS Oak Hill (LSD-51) (2015-2018) where he served as the Command Chaplain. While aboard he deployed to 5th Fleet as part of the Kearsarge Amphibious Readiness Group. In 2018, he reported to Naval Station Norfolk as a Staff Chaplain and Protestant Chapel Pastor. In February 2021, LCDR Woodard will report to 2nd Marine Division for assignment as a Regimental Chaplain.

LCDR Woodard is a Fleet Marine Force Qualified Officer and a member of the Chaplaincy Research Community of Interest.

Greg’s greatest joy is his marriage to Vicki. Together, they are the proud parents of Liahna (Senior at Regent University College of Arts & Sciences and David (Senior at Kellam High School). In his off time, he enjoys cycling, reading and watching college and NFL football.