CDR Douglas D. Goodwin, USCG
CDR Goodwin graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 1994 with a degree in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering. His first operational tour was onboard USCGC THETIS (WMEC 910), homeported in Key West, FL, as Engineer Officer in Training, where he participated in Operation ABLE MANNER and the rescue of thousands of Haitian migrants at sea. In 1996, CDR Goodwin became Officer in Charge of LEDET 7G at Regional TACLET South, where he deployed onboard US Navy and Allied warships throughout the Caribbean and to the Persian Gulf, leading boarding teams enforcing counter-drug laws and the UN embargo of Iraq. His next assignment was as Executive Officer of the Seventh District Tactical Law Enforcement Team in Miami, FL where he oversaw the law enforcement training of all Seventh District units, while also assisting in numerous dockside boardings. Following this tour he transferred to USCGC GALLATIN (WHEC 721), homeported in Charleston, SC, as Operations Officer. His tour onboard GALLATIN was highlighted by the introduction of Operation NEW FRONTIER into the cutter fleet and the successful interdiction of multiple go-fast drug smuggling vessels. In 2003, CDR Goodwin assumed command of USCGC FARALLON (WPB 1301), homeported in Miami Beach, FL, where he was responsible for patrolling the Florida Straits in support of the Coast Guard’s Counter-Drug, Migrant Interdiction, and Search and Rescue missions. CDR Doug Goodwin’s most recent assignment was as Executive Officer in USCGC HAMILTON (WHEC 715), homeported in San Diego, CA, responsible for patrolling waters from the Bering Sea to the South Eastern Pacific Oceans. Onboard HAMILTON, CDR Goodwin was part of the Coast Guard’s initial response to the catastrophic earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where the cutter hosted the embarked CTU staff and provided critical humanitarian relief. CDR Goodwin earned the distinction of being HAMILTON’s last Executive Officer when the cutter decommissioned in March, 2011.
Ashore, CDR Goodwin has served as program reviewer within the Coast Guard’s Office of Budget and Programs (CG-821) and was part of the team responsible for the development and defense of the Coast Guard’s $10+ billion annual budget.
In December 2006, CDR Goodwin graduated from The George Washington University with a Master of Public Administration degree.
CDR Goodwin’s personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, two Coast Guard Commendation Medals, the Coast Guard Achievement Medal, Cutterman designation and Tactical Law Enforcement designation.