General Officer Biography



PhotoAssistant Adjutant General - Air, Indiana National Guard

Brigadier General J. Stewart Goodwin is Assistant Adjutant General - Air, Indiana National Guard.

General Goodwin was commissioned in 1971 through the Reserve Officers Training Corps program at the University of Evansville. He has served in all three components of the Air Force: Active, Reserve, and National Guard involving both support and operational positions. Previous assignments include: State Director of Support, Executive Officer, State Director of Education and Training, Disaster Preparedness Officer, and Missile Combat Crew Commander. Prior to his current assignment, he was the Chief of Staff, Indiana Air National Guard.


1971 University of Evansville, Bachelor of Science, Management/Marketing, Evansville, Indiana
1975 Central Missouri State University, Master of Science, Industrial Safety, Warrensburg, Missouri
1997 Air War College, by correspondence


1. August 1971 - October 1971, Student, Air Traffic Control Officer, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi
2. October 1971 - July 1973, Disaster Preparedness Officer, 6940 Support Group, Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas
3. July 1973 - June 1975, Deputy Missile Combat Crew Commander, 508th Strategic Missile Squadron, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri
4. June 1975 - May 1978, inactive status, Headquarters Air Reserve Personnel Center, Denver, Colorado
5. May 1978 - January 1994, Disaster Preparedness Officer, 305th Combat Support Group, Grissom Air Reserve Base, Indiana
6. January 1994 - August 1994, Command and Control Operations, 438th Civil Engineer Squadron, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey
7. August 1994 - January 1996, State Director of Education and Training, Headquarters Indiana Air National Guard, Indianapolis, Indiana
8. January 1996 - June 1998, Executive Officer, Headquarters Indiana Air National Guard, Indianapolis, Indiana
9. June 1998 - January 2004, State Director of Support, Headquarters Indiana Air National Guard, Indianapolis, Indiana
10. January 2004 - May 2004, Chief of Staff/Commander, Headquarters Indiana Air National Guard, Indianapolis, Indiana
11. May 2004 - April 2009, Assistant Adjutant General-Air, Indiana National Guard, Indianapolis, Indiana; also served as Deputy Joint Forces Commander, Joint Force headquarters, Indianapolis, Indiana Commander, Joint Forces Headquarters, Indiana Air National Guard, Indianapolis, Indiana
12. May 2009 - May 2010, Chief of Staff, Headquarters Indiana Air National Guard, Indiana Joint Forces Headquarters, Indianapolis, Indiana
13. June 2010 - Present, Assistant Adjutant General - Air, Indiana National Guard, Indianapolis, Indiana


Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Air Force Commendation Medal (with 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Army Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Army Achievement Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
National Defense Service Medal (with 2 Bronze Service Stars)
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Service Star)
Air Force Longevity Service Award (with 1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster)
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Silver Hourglass)
Air Force Training Ribbon
Indiana Distinguished Service Medal
Indiana National Guard Recruiting Ribbon
Indiana Long Service Medal
Indiana Outside Continental United States Ribbon
Indiana Military Volunteer Emblem


Executive Director, Indiana War Memorials Commission, located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Responsible for the operations and maintenance of 24 acres of property and buildings in downtown Indianapolis including a 29,000 square foot museum, the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, the Indiana War Memorial, and the USS Indianapolis CA-35 Heavy Cruiser Monument.


National Guard Association of the United States
National Guard Association of Indiana
President, Indianapolis Veteran's Day Coordinating Council


Second Lieutenant 13 June 1971
First Lieutenant 8 February 1973
Captain 18 May 1979
Major 18 May 1985
Lieutenant Colonel 12 June 1992
Colonel 2 March 1998
Brigadier General 8 October 2005



(Current as of April 2011)


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