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Command Sergeant Major Gary L. Goodrich


NCO Academy Fort McCoy

Command Sergeant Major Gary L. Goodrich was born and raised in Annapolis, Maryland. In 1981 he joined the United States Army and attended Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Dix, New Jersey.

His previous assignments includes: Operations Sergeant Major, Army Reserve Careers Division, Fort Knox, KY, Battalion SGM, 13th Battalion, Army Reserve Careers Division, Aurora, Colorado; Reserve Component Transition Branch SGM, Human Resource Command at Ft Knox, KY; USAR Advisor, United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Ft Bliss, TX; Careers SGM, 3rd BN, Army Reserve Careers Division at Fort Story, VA; Area Leader, 99th Regional Readiness Command; Career Counselor, 99th Regional Readiness Command; Brigade Maintenance Supervisor, 513th Military Intelligence Brigade, Fort Gordon, GA; Retention NCO; 81st RSC, Birmingham, AL; Motor Sergeant, 310th Psychological Operations Company, Ft Gillem, GA.

Command Sergeant Major Goodrich’s military education includes: Light Wheeled Vehicle/Power Generation Mechanic Course, Mountain Survival Training Course, PLDC, Total Army Instructor Trainer Course; Small Group Instructor Course; USAR Retention and Transition NCO Course; Combat Lifesaver Course; 63B ANCOC; Advanced Career Counselor Course; Sergeants Major Course (Class 59), SGM Goodrich is also Battle Staff Qualified. Complementing his military education, he has an Associate’s degree in General Studies, a Bachelor Degree in Liberal Arts and a Masters of Arts Degree
with a concentration in Management and Leadership.

Command Sergeant Major Goodrich’s military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal; the Meritorious Service Medal (3rd Oak Leaf Cluster); the Army Commendation Medal (6th Oak Leaf Cluster); the Army Achievement Medal (3rd Oak Leaf Cluster); the Good Conduct Medal (7th Award); the Army Reserves Components Achievement Medal (2nd Oak Leaf Cluster); the National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award); the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; the Korean Defense Service Medal; the Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/ “M” Device (2nd Award) and Silver Hourglass; the Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon (with numeral 4); the Army Service Ribbon; the Overseas Service Ribbon (with numeral 3); the Army Superior Unit Award; the Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia); the Career Counselor Badge, the Drivers Badge (with Driver-Wheeled Clasp & Mechanic Clasp).

Command Sergeant Major Goodrich is married to Estela Goodrich, and they have five children, Andrea, Ricky, Bruce, Eddie, and Ruby.