Colonel Woodworth was commissioned in the Marine Corps upon graduation from Colgate University in 1993. He was designated a Naval Aviator in October 1996. From 1998-2002 Colonel Woodworth served with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 314, 3d MAW, MCAS Miramar, during which he made two CENTCOM deployments in 2000 and 2001 onboard USS Stennis.
Colonel Woodworth served as an instructor at MAWTS-1, MCAS Yuma, Arizona from 2002- 2005; during this period he deployed to the Middle East.
In 2005 he transferred again to Miramar and was assigned to VMFA-323, where he served as the OpsO, AMO, and XO. In 2007, the Death Rattlers deployed onboard USS Stennis.
From 2008 until 2010 Colonel Woodworth was assigned to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Darmstadt, Germany where he served as an Arms Control Inspection Team Chief implementing the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe and the Vienna Document 1999.
From Sept 2011 until Dec 2013 Colonel Woodworth commanded VMFA-323, during which the squadron deployed onboard USS Nimitz.
In 2014 Colonel Woodworth reported to the Royal College of Defense Studies in London, England for TLS. Colonel Woodworth assumed command of MCAS Miramar in August 2015.