Colonel Theresa Goodman is the Commander, United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine (USAFSAM), 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. USAFSAM is the premier institute for education and worldwide operational consultation in Aerospace and Operational Medicine. The school trains 5,000 Department of Defense, international, and civilian students each year, services 5,000 requests for expert consultation, provides clinical, radiation, environmental, and industrial laboratory services, and manages a 20 million dollar aerospace and operational medicine research portfolio.
Colonel Tess “Feelin” Goodman received her commission in 1995 through the Air Force Reserve fficer Training Corps program at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. She earned her medical doctorate from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in 1999 and she is board certified in three medical specialties. Colonel Goodman's career includes a variety of operational assignments as a medical provider, IG, and commander.
Prior to her assuming this position, she served as the Commander of the 18th Medical Group, Kadena Air Base. Japan.
1995 Bachelor of Science, Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.
1999 Doctor of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, Md. 2002 Residency in Family Medicine, Andrews AFB, Md.
2005 Flight Surgeon, Aerospace Medicine Primary Course, Brooks City-Base, Texas
2009 Master of Public Health, International Health, Harvard University, Boston, Mass.
2009 Air Command and Staff College, correspondence
2010 Residency in Aerospace Medicine, Brooks City-Base, Texas 2011 Residency in Occupational Medicine, Brooks City-Base, Texas
2015 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2015 Master of Strategic Studies, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2016 Interagency Institute for Federal Health Care Executives, Bethesda, Md.
2018 Certified Physician Executive Capstone, Boston, Mass.
1995 – 1999 Student, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, Md.
1999 – 2002 Resident, Family Medicine, Andrews AFB, Md.
2002 – 2005 Primary Care Physician, 1st Medical Operations Squadron, Langley AFB, Va.
2005 – 2006 Flight Surgeon, 71st Fighter Squadron, Langley AFB, V.
2006 – 2008 Flight Surgeon, 355th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
2008 – 2009 Student, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
2009 – 2010 Resident in Aerospace Medicine, USAFSAM, Brooks City-Base, Texas
2010 – 2011 Resident in Occupational Medicine, USAFSAM, Brooks City-Base, Texas
2011 – 2012 Chief, Aerospace Medicine, 55th Medical Group, Offutt AFB, Neb.
2012 – 2014 Commander, 20th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, Shaw AFB S.C.
2014 – 2015 Student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2015 – 2017 Medical Inspector, HQ Air Force Inspection Agency, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
2017 – 2019 Commander, 18th Medical Group, Kadena AB, Japan
2019 – present Commander, USAF School of Aerospace Medicine, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
Rating: Chief Flight Surgeon
Aircraft: CV-22, F-15D, F-16D, C-21, UH60, C-17, C-130, T-1, T-6A, T-38, C-5, KC-135, RC-135
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Various other unit and Campaign Medals
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant June 27, 1995
Captain May 15, 1999
Major May 15, 2006
Lieutenant Colonel May 15, 2011
Colonel May 15, 2017
(Current as of August 2019)