Princeton native promoted to colonel

Shown at the promotion ceremony for Col. Wendy Woodall, a native of Princeton, are (from left) Woodall’s stepmother, Pam Woodall; Woodall’s father, CSM Walton Woodall (ret.); Woodall; and her husband, Dr. Christopher Stowe.

Princeton native Wendy Woodall, a U.S. Army nurse, was promoted to the rank of colonel on Nov. 6. She is the daughter of Command Sgt. Maj. Walton Woodall (ret.) and Pam Woodall of Princeton.

Wendy Woodall serves as the deputy chief of the Department of Clinical Specialties at the Medical Center of Excellence at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, which oversees the training of 23 Army medical specialties, training more than 2,000 soldiers each year.

Woodall has served on active duty for 22 years in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps. Her previous assignments include Fort Lewis, Washington; Seoul, South Korea; Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Baghdad, Iraq; Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C.; Fort Benning, Georgia; the Office of the Surgeon General in Falls Church, Virginia; and Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.

Woodall received her bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of Kentucky in 1998 and her master of science degree in nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2008.

She holds certifications in medical-surgical nursing and nursing education. She is currently enrolled in the U.S. Army War College, where she is pursuing a master’s degree in strategic studies with a projected graduation date of June 2022.

Woodall is married to Dr. Christopher Stowe, a professor of military history at the Command and Staff College at Marine Corps University at Quantico, Virginia. They reside in Washington, D.C.