Congratulations to Cheryl Woodhouse – NWVU South Carolina Member, Veteran of the Week!
September 21, 2020
Cheryl L. Woodhouse is a native of Chicago and currently resides in Columbia, South Carolina. She served Basic Combat Training (A Co, 4th Bn. 1st Inf. Bde.), and Advanced Individual Training (D Co.11th Bn., 4th Inf. Bde.), both at Fort Jackson, SC. She was further assigned to Fort Story, in Virginia Beach, VA where she served as a 71L – Administrative Specialist with HHC, 11th Trans Bn. (Tml.). In pursuit of higher learning in her field, she was given a new duty as administrator of the Correctional Facility on Fort Story, VA which truly began her journey of having a massive heart to help Soldiers adapt and overcome to achieve success in the military.
After serving more than 30 years of military service at various stateside assignments, including overseas with temporary duty assignments in Germany, Australia, Italy, Spain, Paris, Amsterdam, and London; 1SG Cheryl Woodhouse toured the globe and left a mark of excellence along the way with many Soldiers and civilians she has worked with over the years. She was part of several organizational clubs and wears various medallions for excellence in Audie Murphy Club, Adjutant General Regimental Association (Bronze), to include the induction into the Order of Saint Maurice (Infantry School), by the Commandant of the Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia.
Woodhouse is currently serving as the Public Affairs Specialist for the Columbia Recruiting Battalion at Fort Jackson. This current assignment allows her to connect with Soldiers and help in their mission to recruit the best prospects of future soldiers in today’s Army through various communications: TV, Radio, including social media.
Woodhouse has been married for 39 years to Earnest P. Woodhouse. Together they have two amazing sons: Montrel Woodhouse (graduate of Columbia State University – Masters in Communication) and Jarelle Woodhouse (former soldier/disabled Veteran and pursuing musical engineering). Woodhouse states, “we use the same values we both learned growing up in the military together, and instilled in our family teaching them integrity, values, self-less service, including knowing your worth and going after it without regret and knowing every mistake is a leap forward to greatness at some point.”