Brig. Gen. Scott P. Goodwin is the Director of Operations, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill. He is responsible for policy and procedures for worldwide air operations and transportation functions assigned to the command. These functions include cargo and passenger movement, Civil Reserve Air Fleet, air traffic control, C4 support systems, aircrew training and standardization programs.
General Goodwin received his commission in 1983 through the U.S. Air Force Academy. Selected for a Guggenheim Fellowship, he attended graduate school before completing pilot training in 1986. He has served in numerous operational capacities at the squadron, group and wing levels. In addition, he has commanded an airlift squadron, group and wing. From June to September 2004, General Goodwin deployed as Commander, 332nd Expeditionary Operations Group, Balad Air Base, Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He deployed as Director of Mobility Forces in support of Operation Odyssey Dawn in March 2011 and most recently as the Director of the U.S. Central Command Deployment and Distribution Operations Center from August 2011 to February 2012. Prior to his current assignment, the general was Commandant, U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.
General Goodwin is a command pilot with more than 3,500 flying hours in the C-130, C-21, UH-1 and T-41, including 154 combat/combat support hours in operations Just Cause, Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Joint Endeavor and Iraqi Freedom.
1983 Distinguished graduate, Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1985 Guggenheim Fellow, Master of Science degree in mechanical/aerospace engineering, Princeton University, N.J.
1989 Distinguished graduate, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1995 Distinguished graduate, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1999 Distinguished graduate, Master of Arts degree in national security and strategic studies, Naval War College, Newport, R.I.
2006 Senior Executive Fellow, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
2006 Joint/Combined Warfighting School, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
2009 Seminar XXI Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.
1. July 1983 - December 1984, student, Air Force Institute of Technology Civilian Institutions Program, Princeton University, N.J.
2. January 1985 - January 1986, student, undergraduate pilot training, Williams AFB, Ariz.
3. February 1986 - June 1991, C-130 co-pilot, aircraft commander, instructor pilot and squadron executive officer, 50th Tactical Airlift Squadron, Little Rock AFB, Ark.
4. July 1991 - July 1994, assistant professor of aeronautics and T-41 instructor pilot, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
5. July 1994 - July 1995, student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
6. July 1995 - September 1996, Director of Staff, 41st Airlift Squadron, Pope AFB, N.C.
7. September 1996 - July 1997, Chief of Current Operations, 23rd Operations Support Squadron and 43rd Operations Support Squadron, Pope AFB, N.C.
8. July 1997 - July 1998, operations officer, 2nd Airlift Squadron, Pope AFB, N.C.
9. July 1998 - June 1999, student, Naval War College, Newport, R.I.
10. June 1999 - May 2000, Chief of Safety, 86th Airlift Wing, Ramstein Air Base, Germany
11. May 2000 - June 2001, Commander, 76th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein AB, Germany
12. June 2001 - July 2003, U.S. Transportation Command liaison officer to U.S. European Command, Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany
13. July 2003 - May 2005, Commander, 463rd Airlift Group, Little Rock AFB, Ark.
14. June 2005 - July 2007, Commander, 374th Airlift Wing, Yokota Air Base, Japan.
15. August 2007 - July 2008, Assistant Deputy Director for the War on Terrorism and Global Effects, Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate (J5), Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
16. July 2008 - February 2009, executive assistant to the Director, Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate (J5), Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
17. February 2009 - January 2011, Deputy Director of Operations (J3), National Military Command Center, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
18. January 2011 - March 2012, Commander, 21st Expeditionary Mobility Task Force, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.
19. March 2012 - June 2012, Commandant, U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.
20. June 2012 - present, Director, Operations, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Ill.
SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. June 2001 - July 2003, USTRANSCOM liaison officer to USEUCOM, Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany, as a lieutenant colonel and colonel
2. August 2007 - July 2008, Assistant Deputy Director for the War on Terrorism and Global Effects, Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate (J5), Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., as a colonel
3. July 2008 - February 2009, executive assistant to the Director, Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate (J5), Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., as a colonel
4. February 2009 - January 2011, Deputy Director of Operations (J3), National Military Command Center, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., as a colonel and brigadier general
5. August 2011 - February 2012, Director, CENTCOM Deployment and Distribution Operations Center, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, as a brigadier general
Rating: Command pilot
Flight hours: More than 3,500
Aircraft flown: C-130, C-21, UH-1 and T-41
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Bronze Star Medal
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Combat Readiness Medal with three oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with bronze star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Southwest Asia Service Medal with two bronze stars
Kosovo Campaign Medal with bronze star
Iraq Campaign Medal with bronze star
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Government of Kuwait)
Order of the Rising Sun with Gold Rays (Government of Japan)
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant June 1, 1983
First Lieutenant June 1, 1985
Captain June 1, 1987
Major March 1, 1994
Lieutenant Colonel Jan. 1, 1998
Colonel July 1, 2002
Brigadier General June 19, 2009
(Current as of June 2012)