Sherwood “Woody” D. Goldberg, Esquire, is a Senior Advisor to FPRI’s Program on National Security. He is a graduate of Dickinson College (B.A.), the University of Pennsylvania (M.A.), and Temple University School of Law (J.D.). He is a retired U.S. Army Colonel, having served as an Infantry Officer with the 4th Armored Division in Germany, the First Infantry Division (Big Red One) for two tours of duty in Vietnam as a mechanized Infantry Company Commander, Brigade Headquarters Company Commander, Assistant Brigade and Division Plans and Operations Officer, and subsequently as an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Sciences, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. His military decorations include the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Bronze Star (two for valor, five for achievement), and the Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters. He was awarded both the Ranger Tab and Parachutist Wings.
For nearly 30 years, Mr. Goldberg served as chief of staff and business associate of the late-General Alexander M. Haig, Jr. Mr. Goldberg was elected a “Friend of West Point” in 2000, inducted in 2005 as a Distinguished Member of the 16th Infantry Regiment (DMOR), and presented in April 2010 with the “General Alexander M. Haig, Jr., Guardian of Liberty Award” by the West Point Society of Philadelphia. Currently, he is a Senior Advisor for Asian Affairs with the Center for Naval Analysis; Civilian Aide Senior to the Secretary of the Army for Washington, D.C.; Trustee of Dickinson College and the West Point Jewish Chapel Fund; member of the Board of Directors, AeroSat, Inc.; and member of the Bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He and his wife, Susan, a member of the Board of the Foreign Policy Research Institute, maintain residences in D.C. and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.