USS BATAAN


CMDCM(SW/AW) Kevin Goodrich 
Command Master Chief

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Born in Quincy, Massachusetts and raised in Kissimmee, Florida, Master Chief Goodrich enlisted in the United States Navy in May 1991. After completing Recruit Training and Electronics Technician “A” school phase one at Recruit Training Command and Service School Command, Orlando he transferred to Naval Training Center Great Lakes Illinois to complete his training. Upon graduation, he completed several “C” schools in San Diego, California and Norfolk, Virginia before reporting to his first ship in November 1992.

Master Chief Goodrich’s previous sea duty includes tours in USS SAGINAW (LST 1188), USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71), USS CAPE ST GEORGE (CG 71), USS NASSAU (LHA 4) and USS WHIDBEY ISLAND (LSD 41).  During his career he has seen deployments to the Indian Ocean, Persian Gulf, Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea and numerous operations and port visits in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres as well as Hurricane Relief efforts in Galveston, TX following hurricane Ike.

Ashore, Master Chief was stationed at Fleet Training Center, Norfolk as an instructor and Fleet Technical Support Center / Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center, Norfolk as a field service engineer.

He is a graduate of the Senior Enlisted Academy and the CMC/COB Courses in Newport, RI. He is currently serving as the Command Master Chief in USS BATAAN (LHD 5).

Master Chief Goodrich is designated as an Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist, Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist and Master Training Specialist. He has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (4 awards), Navy Good Conduct Medal (5 awards) and various unit and campaign awards.