Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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Rep. Peters Statement on the Departure of MCAS Miramar Commanding Officer Colonel Woodworth

Jul 20, 2018
Press Release

Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement on the departure of Colonel Jason G. Woodworth as commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar:

“I first met Col. Woodworth in 2015, just days before he officially assumed command of MCAS Miramar. Since then, his steadfast leadership has been a tremendous benefit to San Diego, MCAS Miramar, and the Marine Corps. He led with foresight and a clear vision for the future of the Marine Corps that matched San Diego’s forward-thinking approach to defense innovation and more.

He understood that smart energy technology and conservation makes for better warfighters. I was honored to support Miramar’s grant application for their permanent microgrid—one of the largest defense-related microgrids in the world—that significantly increased the base’s resiliency. These actions rightfully earned Col. Woodworth a 2018 Installation Excellence Award from Secretary Mattis for his leadership in deploying renewable energy sources and providing service members and military families with a high quality of life.

He will truly be missed, but I am glad we will have another champion for these initiatives—and San Diego—in the Pentagon. I look forward to working with Colonel Dockery to ensure the continued success of MCAS Miramar.”