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Mr. Robert L. Goodman

Chief Financial Officer/Director, Financial Operations Directorate (J-8)

Mr. Robert L. GoodmanMr. Robert L. Goodman is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO)/ Director, Financial Operations Directorate (J-8) for the Defense Health Agency (DHA). As the CFO/J8, Mr. Goodman is the principal advisor to the Deputy Director and Director of DHA on all matters related to the financial management and facilities operations of the medical military treatment facilities and the TRICARE Managed Care Support contracts. Mr. Goodman is responsible for conducting the systematic planning, programming, budgeting, execution, accounting and auditing of the roughly $54 billion supporting the military health systems mission.

Prior to joining the DHA, Mr. Goodman served as a Principal with The Innova Group, a specialized healthcare consulting organization in Austin, Texas providing Healthcare Master Planning capabilities. While serving with The Innova Group, Mr. Goodman served as volunteer Committee Member with the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Mr. Goodman’s Federal Service began when he enlisted in the United States Army in July 1982. He took a Regular Army commission in July 1986 and served nearly 27 more years, retiring with the rank of Colonel (COL). COL Goodman concluded his active duty service in May 2013 as Commander, Bavaria Medical Department Activity, running seven health clinics with 40,000 enrollees in Germany.

Upon retirement from active duty, Mr. Goodman was inducted into the Senior Executive Service (SES) in May 2013. Mr. Goodman departed Federal Service as an SES in June 2018 and then rejoined Federal Service as a SES in September 2021 in his current role.

Mr. Goodman holds Master’s degrees from the U.S. Army War College, the U.S. Army-Baylor University in Healthcare Administration, and Boston University. Mr. Goodman has offered many hours volunteering, frequently serving in multiple leadership roles with the American College of Healthcare Executives and its affiliates as well as serving in numerous positions in various Lutheran congregations.

Last Updated: March 06, 2023
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