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June 17, 2001 – A St. Thomas daughter, Maj. Hillaire Wheatley Woodard, U.S. Army Reserves, graduated with distinguished honors from the Army Transportation School's Transportation Coordinator-Automated Information Management System course at Fort Eustis, Va., on Friday, June 15.
The daughter of Hortencia "Joyce" Wheatley and the late Bernard "Hamlet" Wheatley, she earned a perfect graduating score of 100.
The TC-AIMS II program integrates current information systems of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard into a single automated system capable of meeting multiple and individual service operations.
Woodard also is a distinguished graduate of two previous Army Transportation School courses, having also completed one of them with a perfect 100 score.
Woodard, who received her commission in the Army Reserves in 1988, currently serves as a team leader for the 1179th Deployment Support Transportation Brigade in New York State. She previously served in New York's Army National Guard as a platoon leader, executive officer and commander for the 719th Transportation Company; and as area office manager for the Selective Service System, commander for the 107th Corps Support Group Headquarters Company, and instructor at the Empire State Military Academy.
Woodard attended Charlotte Amalie High School up to 11th grade, then transferred to Washington Irving High in New York City, where she graduated with honors in 1984.
In her civilian career, she is associate director for accreditation and regulatory affairs at New York City Health and Hospital Corp. She holds a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and a master's in public administration at John Jay College. She is married to Capt. Dwight Everett Woodard and they have a daughter, D'Anne.
Woodard has received recognition throughout her military service — as a recipient of the Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Reserves Medal, the Army Service Ribbon and the National Guard Long and Faithful 5-Year Award. She was nominated for the General Douglas MacArthur Award and the Women in Government Award.

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