Sergeant Major Goodyear completed recruit training at MCRD San Diego, CA in August 1996 and was assigned to Camp Pendleton, CA for Infantry Training School as a Mortarman 0341.
In November 1996, Private First Class Goodyear received orders to Marine Barracks, Guantanamo Bay Cuba. He was attached to Rifle Security Company Windward, where he provided fence line security.
In December 1997, Lance Corporal Goodyear was transferred to 2d Battalion 4th Marines Weapons Company 81mm Mortar Platoon. During this tour he deployed with the 31st MEU in support of Operation DESERT FOX and DESERT ANVIL, he earned the rank of Corporal and Sergeant before requesting assignment to Marine Security Guard Battalion.
From August 1999, Sergeant Goodyear was assigned as a Watch Stander with the Marine Security Guard Battalion serving in US Embassies Vienna Austria, and Moscow Russia. He assisted in the opening of the Marine Detachment Vilnius, Lithuania holding the billet of Assistant Detachment Commander. He was meritoriously promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant in July of 2002.
In September 2002, Staff Sergeant Goodyear was transferred to 1st Battalion 2d Marines (1/2) were he served as a section leader for 81mm Mortar Platoon and deployed in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. Upon his return, he was transferred to Bravo Company 1/2 and again deployed to Iraq serving as a Rifle Platoon Sergeant until April 2005.
Staff Sergeant Goodyear was assigned to Recruiting Station St Louis, MO in July 2005, and was assigned as the Staff Noncommissioned Officer of Recruiting Sub Station Quincy, IL. During this tour he led his Recruiting Sub Station to be recognized as station of the year, and was promoted to Gunnery Sergeant in April 2006.
In June 2008, Gunnery Sergeant Goodyear was assigned to 2d Battalion 8th Marines. He held the billets of Combined Anti-Armor Team Platoon Sergeant and deployed to Afghanistan in early 2009. Upon his return he was promoted to First Sergeant and transferred to Golf Company 2/8 where he served as the Company First Sergeant. He deployed again to Afghanistan in November 2010.
In May 2011, First Sergeant Goodyear was selected to attend Class 62 of the Army Sergeant Major Academy.
In July 2012, First Sergeant Goodyear was assigned as the Inspector and Instructor First Sergeant of Headquarters Company 25th Marine Regiment. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant Major and transferred to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211, from May 2015 until April 2018.
In May 2018 he assumed the responsibilities as the Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 11 Sergeant Major until his transfer to Marine Air Control Group - 38 in October 2019 until March 2022.
His personal awards include the Purple Heart Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (w/two gold star in lieu of 3rd award), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (w/four gold stars in lieu of 5th award and valor device), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (w/one gold star in lieu of 2nd award), and Combat Action Ribbon (w/one gold star in lieu of 2nd award).