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Major (Retired) Al Womack served on active duty from 29 August 1975 to 31 January 1999. He served as an enlisted soldier from 1975 to December 1980, reaching the rank of Staff Sergeant as a Personnel Administration Specialist. He served 2 1/2 years in the 82nd Airborne Division at Ft Bragg, NC and 2 years with the 2nd Infantry Brigade at Schofield Barracks, HI.
He was commissioned on 5 December 1980 after completion of Officer Candidate School as an Infantry Officer. After completing the Infantry Officer Basic Course he was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Training Brigade at Ft Leonard Wood, MO serving 12 months as a Training Officer and 18 months as a Basic Training Company Commander.
Al attended Initial Entry Rotary Wing training (Flight School) at Ft Rucker, Alabama in 1984, was branched Aviation, and served with the 101st Airborne Division, Ft Campbell, KY with an Attack Helicopter Battalion, an Air Cavalry Squadron and Division Staff.
After attending the Aviation Officer Advance Course in 1988 he was assigned to Korea serving as a staff officer with an Air Assault Battalion and as a company commander with an Attack Helicopter Battalion with the 2nd Infantry Division.
Al returned to Ft Hood, TX in 1990 and served as an S-3 Staff Officer, Rear Detachment Commander and S-1 Staff Officer with the Aviation Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division. He was assigned to the Aviation Readiness Group at Ft Sheridan, IL working with Aviation units in the National Guard and Reserves of a six state area from 1993-1995. He was assigned to the University of Dayton in 1995 as the Executive Officer and Enrollment officer until he retired in January 1999. He worked for 1 1/2 years as a civilian supervisor and recruiter until he returned in August 2000 as the enrollment officer.
He is a graduate of the Combined Arms Staff Service School and the Command and General Staff College in 1990 and 1995 respectively. Al attended Bowling Green State University from 1968-1972 as a Physical Education major, wrestled on the varsity team for three years and was captain of the wrestling team his senior year. He returned to BGSU in 1975 and completed his Bachelor of Science in Education degree.
Al holds the airborne badge, air assault badge and the aviator’s badge. His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (3OLC), Army Commendation Medal (4OLC) and two Army Achievement Medals. He has been the Recruiting Operations Officer since July 2000, as a civilian contractor and converted to a Department of Army Civilians (DAC) in Sept. 2013.
He is married to Beth Wright Womack and has three children, Gabe, Shiloh and Rachel.