Col J.E. Goodman, CD

    • Col Jim Goodman

    Col J.E. (Jim) Goodman, CD, will retire from the Canadian Armed forces on 15 April 2015 after more than 24 years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and CME Branch. (See bio attached) . Col Goodman is retiring as the Director of Royal Canadian Engineers as well as the Commander of 5th Canadian Division Support Group. Friends and colleagues are welcome to attend his Depart with Dignity, which will take place at the Carleton Barracks Officer’s Mess (CBOM), 5 CDSB Gagetown, on 10 April 2015, 1230 hrs for 1300 hrs (Dress: dress of the day). For planning purposes please confirm your attendance to Capt Don Saul NLT Friday 1 April 2015. Congratulatory messages, anecdotes, photos and farewell wishes can also be forwarded to Capt Saul. Please send NLT Friday 1 April 2015.

    Colonel Jim Goodman was enrolled into the Canadian Armed Forces in June 1991 as a Military Engineer. In 1995, he graduated from Royal Military College in Kingston with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.

    From 1996 to 2004, Colonel Goodman served in 1 Combat Engineer Regiment and Headquarters 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group, in Edmonton, AB. In 2004, he was posted to the National Defence Headquarters, Ottawa, where he had dual responsibilities on the Army Operations Staff and Joint Staff.

    Colonel Goodman spent an additional year in Ottawa as the Engineer Career Manager, prior to being selected to attend the United States Marine Corps University in Quantico, Virginia, in July 2007. Promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel in December 2007, he completed both the Marine Corps’ Command and Staff Course, and the School of Advanced Warfighting. Following his posting in the United States, Colonel Goodman was assigned to Canada Command Headquarters in Ottawa, where he worked on the 2010 Olympics.

    In 2010, Colonel Goodman was posted to 4 Engineer Support Regiment in Gagetown, NB, as the Commanding Officer. Promoted to Colonel in 2012, he was selected to serve on a one-year operational deployment as the Chief of Advisors to the Afghan Ministry of Defense. Upon his return to Canada, he completed the National Security Programme at the Canadian Forces College, in Toronto, ON. In 2014, Colonel Goodman took command of 5th Canadian Division Support Group in Gagetown, NB.

    Colonel Goodman has two kids, Emma and Chris, and is happily married to his wife Jessica.

    Colonel Goodman will be retiring from the CAF in April 2015 with a DWD ceremony being held on 10 April 2015.