John Goodman

John Goodman

Lieutenant General, U.S. Marine Corps, Retired

General Goodman serves as Senior Advisor to U.S. Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), the U.S. Lead Oversight Agency. He advises and assists SIGAR to promote effectiveness and efficiency in the U.S.-funded reconstruction program in Afghanistan. Previously, he was the Director of the DOD Center for Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance (COE) responsible for educating, training and preparing U.S. military and international governments in disaster preparedness and response. He retired from the U.S. Marine Corps following 42 years of active and reserve military service.

His last three assignments with the U.S. Marine Corps include: Commanding General U.S. Marine Forces Pacific and Korea; Commanding General, Marine Forces Korea and Assistant Chief of Staff, United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command, and U.S. Forces Korea; and, Commanding General, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, Okinawa. General Goodman led or participated in more than ten international disaster response and humanitarian support operations and participated in combat operations in Vietnam, Desert Storm, and Afghanistan.

General Goodman serves on numerous advisory boards focused on leadership development, ethical decision-making, and strategic/operational planning. He is an alumnus of Arizona State University where he played football and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration.