Kevin P. Goodwin

 

 

Yearbook Saying

Middletown  . . .  
Holy Cross-U.S. Navy  . . .  
likes sleeping and X-Country meets  . . .  
hates haircuts and exams  . . .  
enjoys skiing and war-gaming  . . .  
"Squid"  . . . remembers mock battles in halls  . . .  "Never do today what you can put off until tomorrow."

Nickname:  "Squid"

Activities: Cross Country, Indoor Track, National Honor Society, Second Honors, 
Yearbook Text Editor

 




Current Info

Kevin and his wife Judy live in Virginia Beach, VA where they have raised three sons.  One of their sons is currently serving in Iraq.  They enjoy visiting with their three grandchildren on their time off.  After a tour in the Navy, Kevin now works for a company that provides logistical support for fast attack submarines for the U.S. Navy.

 

Left:  Picture of Judy and Kevin taken
at the DLS 35th Reunion in August 2006.

Biography - August 2006

Dear Classmates,

Well, where to start to cover the past 35 years? For several weeks after graduation, I split my time between working at Second Beach and wrapping up our work on the yearbook.  

Late August I headed up to Worcester to start my freshman year at Holy Cross as a Midshipman in the college’s NROTC Unit.  Barely survived my first year; never let it be said that classes interfered with my "education". 

During the summer of 1972 went on my first Midshipman Cruise onboard the USS INTREPID (CVS-11) – four weeks of 18-hour days and very little sleep.  Really appreciated what our enlisted folks had to put up with.  I did get to see Copenhagen (Denmark), Bergen (Norway), and Rotterdam (Netherlands). 

Judy and I married in February 1973, right after the Navy allowed NROTC Midshipmen to marry. Got a little more serious about my studies but I was careful not to overdo it. During the summer of 1973 I spent four weeks at the Little Creek Amphibious Base and then four weeks at the Corpus Christi Naval Air Station. 

Junior year was uneventful. Judy and I lived in a rather humble apartment.  Did my final Midshipman Cruise onboard the USS ENGLAND (CG-22) out of San Diego. 

Senior year saw Judy and I in a somewhat better apartment and the realization that there just may be life after four years in Worcester, MA. Graduated in May 1975 with a B.A. in History and a commission as an Ensign in the Navy. 

Spent the next year going to various schools in Norfolk, VA and Newport.  My first son, Jim, was born in October 1975. 

Reported to my ship, the USS PENSACOLA (LSD-38), in May 1976, while she was in overhaul in Brooklyn, NY.  Spent the next three years learning and practicing Amphibious Warfare.  Made two deployments to the Med, one to the Caribbean, and spent a lot of time training off the North Carolina coast. Finished up my Navy “career” with a one-year tour as a Communications-Electronics Officer with the 3rd Marine Division on Okinawa. 

Judy and I returned to Virginia Beach in June 1980 and I began working at Newport News Shipbuilding six weeks later. I spent the next 18 years in the Aircraft Carrier Construction/Overhaul Program.  My middle son, Stephen, was born in May 1981 and my youngest, Andrew, in May 1984. 

In 1990, I achieved the designation of Certified Professional Logistician through the Society of Logistics Engineers (now the Society of International Logistics).  Switched to Fast Attack Submarine construction and overhaul in 1998. 

Today I work at AMSEC LLC (joint venture between SAIC and Newport News Shipbuilding) as a Program Manager responsible for developing and executing logistics programs/processes for the Navy’s fast attack submarines. 

Judy and I now live in a condo next to her Mom (Judy’s Dad passed away in August 2005).  Our youngest is still with us (I’m working on that) trying to sort out what he wants to do with his life. 

My middle son Stephen works for Stihl Power Tools and lives here in Virginia Beach with his family (one stepson and twin daughters). 

My oldest son Jim is a Staff Sergeant in the Marines and is about halfway through his second tour (one year) in Iraq.  He is currently assigned as a combat correspondent and the Press Chief for Regimental Combat Team 7 (1st Marine Division) at Al Asad Airbase. His family (one daughter) lives in government quarters at Camp Pendleton, CA. 

My folks moved to my Mother’s hometown of Rutland, VT in the summer of 1971.  They are still there, living very tranquil and comfortable lives. Judy has developed into quite an artist, designing and crafting collectable dolls. She also substitute teaches a couple days a week.   

Looking forward to the reunion and hope to see as many of you as possible.  If you ever get down this way, y'all stop in for some Southern Hospitality.

Sincerely,

Kevin Goodwin

Dust Storm in Al Asad, Iraq.  Pictures Taken on April 26, 2005.  Wall of sand traveling at 60mph.









Website Links

USS INTREPID (CVS 11) - Famous Aircraft Carrier docked in NYC (Kevin's first duty assignment).

USS ENGLAND (CG-22) - Cruiser that Kevin served on for his second tour of duty.

USS PENSACOLA (LSD-38) - Dock landing ship that Kevin served on for his third tour of duty.

 

 

 

De La Salle Academy, Newport RI                                                                                                       Class of 1971