Roger L. Woodworth

May 20, 2013



Captain Roger L. Woodworth

Award: Honoring Our Veterans

Year: 2013

Captain Roger L. Woodworth enlisted in the Army in 1996, attending basic training in South Carolina and advanced individual training in Virginia. After serving three years as an enlisted Terrain Analyst on the 42nd Infantry Division Terrain Team, he attended Offi cers Candidate School. Commissioned in 1999, he began his career as an Army Offi cer with service in Headquarters & Headquarters Detachment, Engineer Brigade, 42nd Infantry Division as a Tactical Intelligence Officer.

CPT Woodworth served in leadership positions at various levels. In 2004 he was deployed to the Sunni Triangle and the four North-Central Provinces in Iraq. He led U.S. service members in ground combat and stability operations with Task Force Liberty during Operation Iraqi Freedom, and his unit was awarded the Meritorious Unit Citation. Following re-deployment in 2005, he continued to serve into 2006, at which point he assumed an operations officer role.

CPT Woodworth’s current assignment is as an engineer operations officer. He’s also a traditional member of the New York Army National Guard with over 16 years of combined active and National Guard service. His awards and decorations include Bronze Star Medal, Global War on Terror Service Medal and Humanitarian Service Medal.

CPT Woodworth serves on the Erie County Legislature’s VALER4Valor Committee and VA WNY Healthcare Systems VA Advisory Council and recently served as chairman of the board for the Veterans One-Stop Center of WNY as well as being instrumental in its founding. He also serves as treasurer of the WNY Veterans Housing Coalition.

Roger holds an MBA from the University at Buffalo’s School of Management’s Executive Program and an undergraduate degree in Management. He held various management positions at M&T Bank and is president and chief executive offi cer of the Veterans One-Stop Center of WNY.

Roger lives in Orchard Park with his wife, Ellen, and their four children.