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Executive Officer



Executive Officer
U. S. Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station Bahrain
CDR Chris Goodson, USN 


Commander Chris Goodson, a native of Lincolnton, NC enlisted in the Navy as a Radioman in 1991.  His enlisted tours where USS John F Kennedy (CV 67) and NCTAMS LANT. He was selected for the Enlisted Commissioning Program (ECP) in 1999 while at NCTAMS LANT. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Norfolk State University in 2000 and received his commission in July 2000.

In June 2001, he reported to USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD 44) for his first Division Officer tour as Communications Officer and EKMS Manager where he deployed with Amphibious Task Force, EAST providing communications and network support for embarked Marines, EOD and Seal Teams during the initial ground phase campaign of Iraqi Freedom. In August 2003, he reported for his Second Division Officer tour on USS COLE (DDG 67) as Fire Control Officer. In March 2007, he reported for his first Department Head tour onboard USS ASHLAND (LSD 48) as Chief Engineer where he screened for Early Command of a PC/MCM class ship. In November 2009, he reported to his second Department Head tour at COMPHIBRON 8 as Training Officer, N7. He laterally transferred to Information Professional in 2010 while at COMPHIBRON 8, becoming the C5I Officer, N6 for his O4 Milestone tour.
In March 2012, he reported to Navy Information Operations Command, Norfolk as Navy Blue Team Director. He led Navy Blue Team Cyber Quick Response teams during a front line execution of a high priority real world cyber operation across the Navy Cyber Domain in support of Commander, Fleet Cyber Command cyberspace war fighting objectives. In December 2014, he reported to NCTAMS Pacific Detachment Puget Sound as Officer-in-Charge. In April 2017, he reported to USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73) as Combat Systems Officer for his O5 Milestone tour.
Commander Goodson holds a Master of Science degree in Information Systems Technology Management from Naval Postgraduate School. JPME Phase II and Joint Command and Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence Staff and Operations course graduate from Joint Forces Staff College. Chief Information Officer Certificate program graduate from National Defense University, Washington, DC.
    Commander Goodson currently serves as Executive Officer, NCTS Bahrain.
    Commander Goodson’s personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal and various campaign awards.


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