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Mr. Robert L. Goodman
Chief of Staff, Office of the Surgeon General and
U.S. Army Medical Command
 
 
Selected to the Senior Executive Service in December 2012, Mr. Robert L. Goodman assumed duties as
Chief of Staff, Office of The Surgeon General (OTSG) and U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) inJuly 2016. As a principal advisor to The Surgeon General/Commanding General MEDCOM, Mr. Goodman is responsible for executive leadership, oversight and management of the unified OTSG/MEDCOM staff located in two geographically dispersed states (Virginia and Texas), in support of the OTSG/MEDCOM mission to provide responsive and reliable health services and to influence Health to improve readiness, save lives and advance wellness in support of the Force, Military Families and all those entrusted to Army medical care.
 
From May 2013 until July 2016, Mr. Robert L. Goodman served as the Assistant Surgeon General, Force
Management / Deputy Chief of Staff, Resources, Infrastructure and Strategy at the Office of the Surgeon
General (OTSG) in Falls Church, Virginia. He was responsible for the Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff (ADCS) for Resource Management, ADCS Program Analysis and Evaluation, ADCS Facilities, Manpower Programming, Prospective Clinical Analytics, and the Director for Strategy Management.
 
COL (Retired) Goodman previously served as the Commander of the United States Army Medical Department Activity (MEDDAC) Bavaria, Headquartered in the Grafenwoehr Military Community, Germany. This organization consisted of roughly 800 staff caring for 40,000 enrollees within seven separate Health Clinics and a mTBI Clinic spread throughout the German State of Bavaria.
 
CAREER CHRONOLOGY:
  • 2013 to Present: Deputy Chief of Staff, Resources, Infrastucture & Strategy (G8/9 SAM)
  • 2011 to 2013: Commander, U.S. Army Medical Activity-Bavaria, Germany
  • 2009 to 2011: Director, Program Analysis & Evaluation, MEDCOM/OTSG, Falls Church, VA
  • 2007 to 2009: Division Chief, Decision Support Center & PASBA, MEDCOM/OTSG, Falls Church, VA
  • 2005 to 2007: Deputy Commander for Administration, U.S. Army Medical Activity-Wuerzburg, Germany
  • 2003 to 2005: Assistant Chief of Staff, Resource Management, for the (former) Southeast Regional Medical Command, Fort Gordon, GA
  • 2000 to 2003: Chief Financial Officer, Moncrief Army Community Hospital, Ft Jackson, SC
CIVILIAN EDUCATION:
  • MHA, U.S. Army-Baylor University, Healthcare Administration, Fort Sam Houston, 1999
  • MS, U.S. Army War College, Strategic Studies, 2009
  • ME, Boston University, Education, Boston, MA, 1992
MILITARY EDUCATION:
  • U.S. Army War College, 2009
  • The Defense Strategy Management Course, 2000
  • Command & General Staff College, 1998
CERTIFICATIONS:
  • Board Certified in Healthcare Administration
AWARDS AND HONORS:
  • Legion of Merit (3 OLC)
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS:
  • Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives
  • Member of the American Society of Military Comptrollers
MAJOR PUBLICATIONS:
  • West, T.D., Cronk, M.W., Goodman, R.L., and Waymire, T.R., Increasing Accountability Through Performance Based Budgeting, Journal of Government Financial Management, Spring 2010
  • Risio, A., Roupe, L., Fulton, L., and Goodman, R.L.; “421st Medical Evacuation Battalion History and Accolades”, The U. S. Army Medical Department Journal, vol. October – December 2005. (U. S. Government Printing Office), pg 9.
  • Hoffman, J.K., Summy, S.L., and Goodman, R.L.; “The History and Role of the Medical Company (Ground Ambulance)”, The U. S. Army Medical Department Journal, vol. October –December 2005. (U. S. Government Printing Office), pg 26.
  • Peterson, M., Campbell, K. D., Dingbam, A., Goodman, R. L., Lehning, P. A.; “Implementing Teledermatology in a Military Clinic”, The U. S. Army Medical Department Journal, vol. April, May, June 2004. (U. S. Government Printing Office).
  • Lenza, R., Moore, R.C., Rivera, M., Goodman, R.L.; “Developing a Mentoring Program for Junior MSC Officers”, The U. S. Army Medical Department Journal, vol. July, August, September 2002. (U. S. Government Printing Office).
  • Leech, J. R., Campbell, K. D., Goodman, R. L.; “Aviation Contract Maintenance: A True Combat Multiplier for the 498th Medical Company (Air Ambulance)”, Army Logistician, May-June, 2002, Volume 34, Issue 3, pg 8-11 (PB 700-02-3).
  • Sanders, J., Perry, M. J., Goodman, R. L., Campbell, K. D., Coker, D. E., Thorp, R. E.; “The Role of the Administrative MSC Officer”, The U. S. Army Medical Department Journal, vol. July, August, September 2001. (U. S. Government Printing Office), pg 11.
  • Moore, R. C., Goodman, R. L., Coker, D. E., Sims, B., Corey, D. J., Campbell, K. D.; “The Provider Education Program”, The U. S. Army Medical Department Journal, vol. January, February, March 2001. (U. S. Government Printing Office), pg 3.
  • Stewart, D. C., Goodman, R. L., Coker, D. E., Campbell, K. D.; “Identifying Control Measures and the Referral Tracking Process”, The U. S. Army Medical Department Journal, vol. January, February, March 2001. (U. S. Government Printing Office), pg 11.
  • Cote, L, Goodman, R. L., Stewart, D. C., Sims, B., Manzcuk, S, Coker, D. E., Campbell, K. D.; “Developing a Management of Care Plan”, The U. S. Army Medical Department Journal, vol. January, February, March 2001. (U. S. Government Printing Office), pg 21.