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Chairman of the Board
William "Buck" Kernan
Board of Directors
Dr. Larry Keen
MAJ(R) Al Woodall II
Major(R) AL Woodall II was born during WW II. He joined the US Army in 1963 and received an appointment as a commissioned officer in 1967. Served with the 173rd Airborne Brigade (Sep) as a rifle platoon leader and Special Forces Group as a detachment commander, both tours in combat, and was assigned to the Army Security Agency, Japan; EUSA/UNC, Korea ,1st, 5th, 10 SFG(ABN), 35th Signal Brigade, USAJFKSWC, USASOC and XVIII Airborne Corps. His brother was KIA in Viet Nam.
Major(R) Woodall is a graduate of Airborne school, Special Forces Officer’s Course, Ranger School, Pathfinder School, US State Dept. Korean language school, and the Infantry Officers Advanced Course. He is a certified FAA commercial pilot and a multiengine land flight instructor.
After 27 years in the US Army, he served for 23 years as a Department of the Army civilian on Simmons Army Airfield, Ft Bragg, NC in the capacity of Flight Operations leader.
He is the author of the book titled “Eclectic: Realism” and several magazine articles. His higher discipline is in Aviation Management.
His avocations are gardening, flying, equity investing, watching 1930/40s movies, and riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle.
The individuals he most admires are Benjamin Franklin, his sister Bianca and deceased father.
“Education, a healthy lifestyle and patriotism will illuminate your pathway towards perfection” by Woodall
ASA Merit Based Scholarship
The Mission of the Airborne Scholarship Association is to provide merit based undergraduate school scholarships to the Dependent Family Members of Veterans, Active Duty and Department of the Army Civilians from Units within the XVIII Airborne Corps to include:
XVIIIth ABC HHBN 44th MED BDE 20th ENG BDE 35th Signal BDE
16th MP BDE 525th BfSB 18 FA BDE
7th Transportation BDE Exp 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command
To be eligible the student's Sponsor must have served in one of these XVIIIth Airborne Corps units since 11SEP2001. If the unit is not under the XVIIIth Airborne Corps now it must have been at the time the Active Duty service member served.
Although the 82nd Airborne is a Corps Unit it is not an eligible unit because The 82nd has a scholarship specifically for 82nd dependents.
Patriot Foundation Funded Scholarship
This scholarship is specifically for the children of XVIII Airborne Corps (non-divisional) Soldiers who were killed or wounded while serving supporting the Global War on Terror.
If you are eligible or want more information please click here
Serving Those Who Serve
Board of Directors and Officers
“Major Al Woodall II Scholarship”
MAJ(R) Al Woodall II has made a generous contribution to the ASA fund. In order to honor his distinguished service to our country and his scholarship contribution, the ASA will award one or more of the merit based scholarships in his name each year ongoing starting in the 2018 application period.
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