HomeColleges and SchoolsCommand and Staff CollegeGoedecke, Ken





B.A. (Geographical Sciences), The University of Memphis, 1996


Military Education

Officer Candidates Course, 1998
The Basic School, 1999
Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, 1999
Expeditionary Warfare School (Non-resident), 2002
Field Artillery Officer Captain’s Career Course, 2005
Marine Corps Command and Staff College (Non-resident), 2009
Recruiter Management Course, 2009
Joint and Combined Warfighting School, Joint Forces Staff College, 2015
Harvard Kennedy School, National Security Fellow, 2019


Major Assignments

Forward Observer, Fire Direction Officer, Executive Officer, Battery B, 1st Battalion, 12th Marines, Kaneohe Bay, HI
Officer Selection Officer, Recruiting Station Eastern New England, Portsmouth, NH
Battery Commander, Battery E, 2nd Battalion, 10th Marines, Camp Lejeune, NC
Staff Secretary, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, NC
Assistant Operations Officer, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Camp Lejeune, NC
Commander, Task Unit 151.4, Marine Forces Central Command (Forward), Manama, Bahrain
Commander, Recruiting Station Eastern New England, Portsmouth, NH
Regimental Fire Support Officer, 3rd Marines Regiment, Kaneohe Bay, HI
Coalition Support Officer, J-5, US Forces – Afghanistan (Joint)
Executive Officer, 1st Battalion, 12th Marines, Kaneohe Bay, HI
Chief of Operations and Deputy J-3, US Central Command – Forward, Jordan (Joint)
Chief of Strategy and Policy, Special Operations Command Pacific, Camp Smith, HI (Joint)
Inspector – Instructor, 5th Battalion, 14th Marines, 4th Marine Division, Seal Beach, CA