Larry Woodle, a Disabled Veteran Outreach Program Specialist (DVOPS), assists veterans in obtaining meaningful employment in Faulkner County. After serving 3 years in the Army Security Agency as a Teletype Technician in the Vietnam War, he was honorably discharged.
Before moving back to Arkansas, he worked for a power company in Illinois for forty years.
Deciding to carry on his passion by helping others, in 2007, Larry became a DVOPS at the Arkansas Workforce Center in Conway, Arkansas. In 2013, he received the Disabled American Veteran “Rep of the Year” Award for his remarkable service and dedication by improving the lives of veterans he has served.
Furthermore, thirty five years ago, Larry and his wife became foster parents to provide a positive impact and a greater future for children in their community. In that time, not only have they cared for their three biological kids, they are currently in the process of adopting their 11th foster child.
In Larry’s free time, he enjoys fishing and watching UCA football and basketball games. Actively engaged in his community, he participates in many organizations including UCA Vets Committee, American Legion, Scouts, and more.
As can be seen, Larry makes a difference in the lives of veterans, as well as others. Enjoying all aspects of his occupation, he thoroughly enjoys participating in job fairs, attending meetings, helping veterans obtain jobs, and meeting with employers. We are very proud of all of his work and are privileged to recognize his contribution to the community.