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Army Staff Sgt. Carol Goodman recently joined the U.S. Army Indianapolis RecruitingBattalion’s Central Illinois Recruiting Company as a detailed recruiter with the Galesburg Recruiting Center.

Goodman comes to the Champaign Recruiting Center from Fort Bragg and Alpha Company, 82nd Base Support Battalion, where she had been serving since 2012 as a squad leader. She has also performed the duties of section sergeant and vehicle driver while assigned to Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, which included deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq.

Her military awards include five Army Commendation Medals, the Army Achievement Medal, two Good Conduct Medals, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global Waron Terrorism Service Medal, the NATO Medal, two Meritorious Unit Commendations, the Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the Combat Action Badge, the Parachutist Badge, Driver and Mechanic Badge, the Marksmanship Qualification Badge: Expert, and the Recruiter Badge.

A 2005 graduate of East Rowan High School, Salisbury, N.C., she earned an associate degree in 2007 from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Salisbury.

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