SSG V. Michelle Woods

SSG V. Michelle Woods

Dates of Service: Jan 2009 - Jan 2016
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  • PVT Jan 09
  • PV2 Jan 09
  • PFC Jan 09
  • SPC Jan 09
  • SGT Feb 11
  • SSG Jan 14

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I graduated cum laude and as president of Delta Tau Alpha Honor Society with a BS. I joined the Army immediately after graduation to avoid having a boring and predictable life. Once deployments became boring and time with my family became my priority, I ETS'd. I got my Masters in Social Work in May 2019, and now I’m just rocking out in my 30s.

Military Experiences

Mar 2015 - Dec 2015
Section NCOIC
Dec 2013 - Oct 2014
40th PAD
Public Affairs NCO
Served as a team leader for a public affairs detachment. Our mission is to provide public affairs and multi-media support for various units across Fort Bragg. Additionally we deploy in support of combined and joint operations.
Feb 2010 - Dec 2013
1st Sust BDE (DISCOM)
Public Affairs NCO
I served as the brigade photojournalist responsible for providing audio and visual media products covering the unit's mission in the last phase of OIF and the first phase of OND. I then served as the brigade public affairs NCOIC responsible for the brigade command team's public affairs program. During the unit's deployment in support of OEF, I trained our subordinate battalions' Unit Public Affairs Reps and produced audio and visual multimedia products.


(2 years, 4 months)
Nov 2014 - Feb 2015
Operation United Assistance (Ebola - West Africa)
Provided public affairs support to the 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division as a team leader, print journalist and media escort.
Jun 2014 - Jul 2014
Covered U.S. Marines and Army troops training West African nations in basic infantry tactics, peacekeeping operations and crowd control.
Sep 2012 - Jun 2013
Afghanistan ribbon
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) - Afghanistan
As a SGT, I served as the brigade NCOIC, a 40-level position for the PAO. Established and trained our subordinate battalions' Unit Public Affairs Reps, produced audio and visual multimedia products across RC-East, Capital and North. Served as the company CLEAR Team NCOIC; tutored four soldiers taking college courses.
Apr 2010 - Mar 2011
Iraq ribbon
Operation New Dawn (OND)
Public Affairs NCO. Established the brigade's social media program; established brigade's UPAR program. Covered last phase of Operation Iraqi Freedom and the beginning of Operation New Dawn. Covered VIP visits; created print and visual products for the brigade command team.

Military Credentials

Individual & Special Skill Schools

Sep 2015

Web 2.0 Fundamentals

Sep 2015

Brand Management for Social Media and Wireless Technologies

Security Clearance
Top Secret/SCI or higher

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees

2016 - 2019

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