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Commander Robert D. Goad Executive Officer 1st Medical Battalion

CDR Goad is a native of Mount Airy, North Carolina.  He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Elon College in 1989 and Master of Science degree from North Carolina A&T in Civil Engineering in 1997.

Commissioned in the Civil Engineer Corps in September 1997, his first assignment was as Assistant Public Works Officer at Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Maryland.  In July 1999, CDR Goad began a three-year assignment at Naval Hospital Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico as the Head, Facilities Management Department. There he managed the hospital’s $20 million renovation project. 

In August 2002, CDR Goad’s request for redesignation into the Medical Service Corps was approved and he was subsequently assigned as the Administrative Officer, Fleet Surgical Team EIGHT, Norfolk, Virginia.  During that assignment he deployed as the Medical Regulating Control Officer and Assistant Officer in Charge during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

CDR Goad transferred to the Naval Health Research Center, San Diego California in April 2004.  There, he served as the Assistant Director for Administration.  He was directly responsible for the Center’s library, information management, administration, travel, and facilities departments.

In June 2007, CDR Goad transferred to Okinawa, Japan, where he served as the Charlie Company Commander and Operations Officer for 3d Medical Battalion. In August 2009, he remained in Okinawa and transferred to III Marine Expeditionary Force, where he served as the lead Medical Planner responsible for exercises in the Republic of Korea.

CDR Goad deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan in March 2011 and served as Plans Officer for the Rule of Law Field Force. He planned and fielded civil/military legal teams to assist the Afghans in establishing Provincial and District Justice Systems.

In March 2012, CDR Goad reported to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital Campus. While there, he served as Department Head for Human Resources and managed sections responsible for Military, Civilian and Contract Personnel.

In March 2014, CDR Goad moved to Okinawa, Japan and served as Deputy Surgeon/Medical Planner/Personnel Officer for the forward deployed, 3d Marine Division. He developed medical plans designed to support three regiments, six organic battalions, and two batteries.
CDR Goad has served as the Executive Officer at 1st Medical Battalion since July 2017.

CDR Goad’s personal awards include: the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (2), the Meritorious Service Medal (2), the Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4), and the Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3).

He is a graduate of the USMC Expeditionary Warfare School and the USAF Command and Staff College.

CDR Goad is married to the former Elizabeth Fisher. They currently reside in Oceanside, California.