Professor of Military Science
Lieutenant Colonel, Artillery
University of Delaware
314 Wyoming Rd.
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716
A graduate of the Army ROTC Program, LTC Gary Goodman has served in the US Army for over 20 years. Initially an enlisted Soldier in the US Army Reserves, he earned a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Field Artillery upon graduating from Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania.
Initially assigned to 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, then Lieutenant and later Captain Goodman twice deployed to Iraq in support of combat operations and nation-building initiatives. After attending the Field Artillery Captain’s Career Course at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, his follow-on assignment took him to Fort Wainwright, Alaska. He soon thereafter deployed to Afghanistan and assumed command of Alpha Battery, 2nd Battalion, 8th Field Artillery (M777), where his unit partnered with host nation security forces and facilitated local governance. Upon return to Alaska, he assumed command of Headquarters Troop, 5th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment and trained Soldiers in the challenging environment of interior Alaska. He was later selected to attend the Command and General Staff Officer’s Course at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where he simultaneously earned a MBA from Webster’s University. Upon graduation from CGSOC, then Major Goodman was assigned as an Assistant Professor of Military Science at Truman State University in Missouri, where he had the opportunity to train and commission Army Officers. He was subsequently assigned to the 75th Field Artillery Brigade at Fort Sill, where he served as the Battalion Operations Officer and Executive Officer of 2nd Battalion, 18th Field Artillery (MLRS), which included a 9-month rotation to the Republic of Korea. Most recently, LTC Goodman served as the Brigade Executive Officer for the 75th FA BDE before being assigned as the Professor of Military Science for the Fight’n Blue Hen Army ROTC Battalion.
During the course of his career, LTC Goodman was awarded three Bronze Star Medals, three Meritorious Service Medals, the Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan Campaign Medals, the Korean Defense Service Medal, two NATO medals, the air assault badge, and the combat action badge.
Natives of central Pennsylvania, LTC Goodman and his wife, Jennifer, are the proud parents of Ryan (13) and Emily (6).