Captain Worthy enlisted in the Navy in 1988 and is a graduate of the Broadened Opportunity for Officer Selection and Training (BOOST) program and NROTC at The George Washington University. He was designated a naval aviator in 1996 and completed H-46D Fleet Replacement Training in 1997.
Operational assignments include Helicopter Combat Support Squadron SIX (HC-6), Helicopter Combat Support Squadron ELEVEN (HC-11), and Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron TWENTY-FIVE (HSC-25) where he served as Officer in Charge onboard USS ESSEX (LHD-2). Captain Worthy commanded the 2515th Naval Air Ambulance Detachment and The Wildcards of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron TWENTY-THREE (HSC-23).
Shore duty assignments include Helicopter Combat Support Squadron THREE (HC-3), Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Director of Diversity and Inclusion with Commander Naval Air Forces, and Deputy Division Chief, Black Sea/Eurasia Division and Russia Strategy Group with J5 U.S. European Command.
Captain Worthy holds an undergraduate degree of International Business, Masters Degrees of Global Leadership and Military Studies and is a graduate of the Seahawk Weapons and Tactics Instructor course.
Captain Worthy reported to Commander, Helicopter Sea Combat Wing Atlantic as the Deputy Commodore in May 2016 and assumed command in December 2017.