1982 Brig. General George S. Woodard, Jr., M. D., U. S. Army, retired


Brigadier General George Sawyer Woodard, Jr., M. D., United States Army, retired, was born during 1924 in New York.  George was the son of Mildred A. and Colonel George S. Woodard, Sr., a U. S. Army Doctor.

General Woodard joined the Army Medical Service on 16 March 1943 at Camp Grant, Rockford, Illinois.  Continuing his formal education, George graduated from the pre-med program at the University of Missouri, Columbia, in 1946.  He subsequently earned his M. D. at the Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, Missouri, in 1949.

Brooke Army Medical Center

General Woodard completed his internship at Letterman Army Hospital, Presidio of San Francisco, California, in 1950 and his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D. C., in 1953.  In June 1969, while stationed in Honolulu, he co-authored a clinical study for the Archives of Dermatology, Volume 99, No. 6, entitled Surgery for Tinea Pedis.  George was named Chief of the Department of Surgery at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas during 1970.

General Woodard was our 28th Chapter President, serving in 1982.  George also served as the President of the Arizona MOAA Council of Chapters.  George and his wife, the former Anita Alvera Harper, were married in June 1952.  They split their time living in San Antonio, Texas and Scottsdale, Arizona.