David W. Woodworth

Professorial Lecturer in Law


2000 H Street, NW Washington, DC 20052

David Woodworth is a Captain at a major U.S. airline and an associate international and defense research analyst at RAND where his focus is on Russian military theory, cyber, air and space policy. He is the co-author of several RAND reports on U.S. defense policy and adversary capability. Previously Mr. Woodworth served on active duty in the Air National Guard where he retired as a Colonel. He has more than 10,000 hours as a pilot in military and commercial aircraft. Mr. Woodworth's military assignments include strategic planner at U.S. European Command and the Office of the Chief of the National Guard Bureau, Associate Professor of Strategic Studies at the School for Advanced Air and Space Studies (SAASS), and Chief of Research for the Russia Strategic Initiative. He is also a graduate of and holds degrees from the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, Air War College, and the National Defense University’s College of Information and Cyberspace. Mr. Woodworth's legal research interests are in public international air law and national security law. He is a member of the New York and DC Bar associations.

  • Aviation and National Security Law

BA, University of Pennsylvania; MA Georgetown University; JD, LLM, George Washington University