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Cmdr. Michael A. Woodcock

Officer-in-charge, Naval Undersea Warfare Center Detachment AUTEC

Cmdr. Michael A. Woodcock was raised in Warr Acres, Oklahoma and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in August 1988. Upon completion of recruit training, he attended Machinist’s Mate “A” School in Orlando, Florida, and then completed Basic Enlisted Submarine School in Groton, Connecticut, in November of 1989.

His enlisted tours of duty include: USS Georgia (SSBN 728) in Bangor, Washington, as an Auxiliary Division mechanic where he earned his submarine warfare qualifications; Trident Refit Facility in Bangor, as an outside Machinery Repairman on Trident and special projects submarines; USS Florida (SSBN 729) in Bangor, as the Auxiliary Division leading petty officer; and USS Asheville (SSN 758) in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, as the leading chief petty officer, which included a homeport move to Bremerton, Washington, in December 2001 where he coordinated the Depot Modernization Period.

Following commissioning to ensign in August 2002 through the Limited Duty Officer program, he served as damage control assistant and auxiliaries division officer on USS Emory S. Land, in LaMaddelena, Italy, where he earned his surface warfare officer qualifications. He transferred to San Diego, California, in March 2005 to the floating dry-dock, Arco (ARDM-5), where he served as docking officer. In May 2008, he reported to USS Frank Cable stationed in Guam as the main propulsion assistant until its conversion to MSC in April 2010. In May 2010, he served as the mechanical branch officer at Naval Intermediate Maintenance Facility, Pacific Northwest, in Bangor. In June 2011, he returned to the floating dry-dock, Arco, in San Diego, California, where he served as the executive officer. He reported to Naval Special Warfare Logistics and Support Unit THREE in November 2013, located in Pearl City, Hawaii, where he served as the repair officer of SEAL delivery vehicles and dry deck shelters. His most recent duty was as the Weapons Repair Officer at Trident Refit Facility, King’s Bay, Georgia, from September 2016 to November 2018.

 Woodcock is authorized to wear the Surface Warfare Officer insignia, Enlisted Submarine Warfare insignia, the Meritorious Service Medal, six Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, eight Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, the Navy Unit Commendation Medal, and various other personal and service decorations.