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John Woodley -- Department of Defense
Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works

Honorable John Paul Woodley, Jr., the Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), is responsible for supervision of the Army’s Civil Works program, including programs for conservation and development of the nation’s water and wetland resources, flood control, navigation, and shore protection. Mr. Woodley’s prior appointments include: Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Environment), Principal Advisor to the Secretary of Defense on environmental, safety and occupation health policy and programs; Secretary of Natural Resources in the Cabinet of Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore; and, Deputy Attorney General of Virginia for Government Operations. Mr. Woodley received his juris doctor degree in 1977, graduating cum laude, from the Law School at Washington & Lee. He served on active duty with the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps from 1979 to 1985 and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the Army Reserve in August 2003. Mr. Woodley is a native of Shreveport, Louisiana.

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