Senior Chief Goodyear was born in Philipsburg Pa. in 1961. He is a graduate of Bald Eagle Area High School and the Center County Vocational-Technical School in 1979, enlisted in the Navy in 1983, attended Basic Training in San Diego California, and reported to Hull Technician A school in San Francisco California.
Senior Chief Goodyear report to the USS Holland AS-32 in Charleston South Carolina in Oct. 1983 and was assigned to the Shipfitters shop (11A) while onboard he was advanced to Second Class petty Office and qualified as an Enlisted Surface warfare Specialist.
In July 1987 he reported to the USS Pensacola LSD-38 in Little Creek Virginia and was assigned as Work Center Supervisor for EDC1 while onboard he converted to the Damage Control rating, advanced to First Class Petty Officer and qualified as Ballasting Officer.
Senior Chief Goodyear attended the Senior Enlisted Damage Control course in route to the Pre-Commissioning Detachment Ashland LSD-48 in Norfolk Virginia and was assigned as ER02 Work Center Supervisor. In October 1991 he transferred to Pre-Commissioning Unit Ashland LSD-48 at Avondale Shipyard New Orleans La. And was assigned R-Division Leading Petty Officer.. USS Ashland was commission in May of 1992 and in September 1992 he was advanced to Chief Petty Officer.
In 1994 Senior Chief Goodyear Reported to Fleet Training Group Guantanamo Bay Cuba and was assigned as a Repair Locker Instructor. In July of 1995 when Fleet Training Group moved from Cuba to Mayport Florida he transferred to the USS Grapple ARS-53 in Little Creek Virginia where he was assigned as the Damage Control Assistant filling a Officers Billet. While onboard he qualified Engineering Officer of the Watch and Command Duty Officer.
In November of 1997 he transferred to Afloat Training Group Norfolk Virginia where he was assigned as the team leader for Damage Control training on Aircraft Carriers and Qualified as Command Duty Officer.
In January 2001 he reported to the Resolute AFDM 10 and was assigned as Engineering Department Leading Chief Petty Officer. In April of 2001 he was advanced to Senior Chief Petty Officer. While onboard RESOLUTE he qualified Command Duty Officer, Ballast Control Supervisor and Crane Safety Officer.
In October 2002 he reported to USS Carter Hall LSD-50 as Repair Division
Leading Chief Petty Officer. While on board he completed and 8 month
war-time deployment participating in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation
Sheltering Sky in Liberia. After the unexpected lost of the DCA he took
over as the DCA for
In May 2005 he reported back for duty at Afloat Training Group Norfolk and again assumed the duties as team leader for Damage Control training on Aircraft Carriers completing 2 CVN training cycles. In May 2006 he assumed the duty as Damage Control division LCPO and lead DC scheduler.
His personnel and unit awards are as follows: Navy and Marine Corps
Commendation Metal 3 awards, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal 5
awards, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Navy Unit Commendation 2 awards,
Battle Efficiency Award 5 awards, Good Conduct Award 6 awards, National
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