Bart Womack currently serves as the Program Manager for Onward to Opportunity, a champion for the professional training and certification of Veterans, Guard, Reserves and their Spouses, in Greater Pittsburgh, PA.
Command Sergeant Major retired Bart E. Womack, served the United States Army with distinction for over 29 years as a professional soldier, providing focus, leadership, and mentorship to all Officers and enlisted soldiers. His maturity, expertise, and personal dedication to excellence contributed immeasurably to the readiness of the Armed Forces and the security of our great nation.
Highlights of his distinguished military career include Drill Sergeant, Ranger Instructor, Relief Commander and Sergeant of the Guard at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. He culminated his career in dual roles as Commandant, and the 101st Airborne Division Command Sergeant Major, retiring from active duty on 30 June 2006.
He’s an Iraq War Veteran, and fought in Korea, being awarded 2 Bronze Stars, one for valor, and the Combat Infantryman Badge w/star. Other awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Drill Sergeant Identification Badge, Tomb Guard Identification Badge, and the Army Ranger Tab.
Since retiring, Bart has worked in the entertainment industry as an actor and military-technical advisor for feature film and television, and served on the Advisory Board for the GI Film Festival, known as ‘Sundance for the Troops’. He trains soldiers at the Joint Multi-National Readiness Center in Germany, and utilized his combat skills to train Armies in the countries of Afghanistan and Nigeria. Bart’s volunteers to mentor Army ROTC Cadets and he’s on the board of the Armed Forces Equestrian Center (AFEC). AFEC is a nonprofit that provides Equine therapy for Veterans, military families and people with disabilities. Additionally, he holds the position, Vice President of Strategy and Development for AFEC.
While proudly adding the titles, published author and screenplay writer of ‘Embedded Enemy – The Insider Threat’ to his resume, Bart has appeared in TV spots, radio shows and interviews about his book. To share lessons learned from the tragic incident, he speaks publicly on the topic of Situational Awareness Security.
Hailing from Columbus, Ohio, he holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Park University, a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Waynesburg University, and is a graduate of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy Class 48.