Woods, Lt Col, USAF, Charles E.

Lt Col Charles E. Woods, USAF is the Commandant for the National Guard Academy for Innovative Ministry, and serves as Chief for Crisis Intervention. He has responded to air crash fatalities, natural disasters, suicides, weapons of mass destruction and acts of terrorism. In 2001 he served as the chief of crisis operations for the 203rd Red Horse Air Crash where 21 were killed and served as chief of operations for eight operational sites responding to the Pentagon Attack in 2001. Colonel Woods is a graduate of Air War College and Air Command and Staff College of the US Air Force and holds a MA degree in counseling, a MDiv degree, and is a Nationally Certified Counselor and Master Addictions Counselor. He has served in over 26 different countries, and has taught at the undergraduate and graduate level both nationally and internationally in military, civilian and university settings. Colonel Woods is the recipient of the 2007 Cofounders Award for Excellence in Crisis Intervention and Disaster Response, from the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation.