Meritorious Service Decorations - Military Division
Meritorious Service Cross
Awarded on: November 19, 2009
Invested on: June 4, 2010
Lieutenant-Colonel Woodworth was deployed to Afghanistan as the commanding officer of the Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team, from January 2008 to February 2009. With an expanding civilian presence, he encouraged co-operation and openness that helped forge the unit into a unified military-civilian team. In response to the Sarposa Prison break, he developed a security plan that enabled Afghan National Security Forces to take the lead in defending Kandahar City. Lieutenant-Colonel Woodworth’s outstanding leadership advanced Canada’s strategic initiatives in Afghanistan.