Sergeant Major Evan Good enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps on August 17, 1999. He attended Recruit Training at Parris Island, SC. After completing all entry level training, Sergeant Major Good transferred to Fort Sill, Oklahoma as a Fire Direction Controlman student at the Marine Field Artillery School where he was meritoriously promoted to Private First Class in February 2000. In April 2000, and upon completion of FDC School, he was assigned to Headquarters Battery, 10th Marines Regiment for duty as a Target Processor in Counter Battery Radar Platoon. During his tour of duty, Sergeant Major Good was meritoriously promoted to Lance Corporal June 2000.
As a Lance Corporal, he attended a Unit Operations Specialist Course as a student at Naval Base, Little Creek, Virginia. Months after his return to Headquarters Battery 10th Marines Regiment, he was meritoriously promoted to the rank of Corporal in December 2000.
As a Corporal, he was selected to serve as the Regiment’s Target Processing Center (TPC) Chief; a Gunnery Sergeant’s billet.
During his tenure as the TPC Chief, Sergeant Major Good attended both the Basic Operator and Supervisor’s course(s) for the Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System.
In December 2001, Sergeant Major Good was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. In January 2003, he deployed with Regimental Combat Team-2, 2D Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Task Force Tarawa in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom I. During the operation, Sergeant Major Good participated in the Battle of An Nasiriyah and Al Diwaniyah while attached to 1st Battalion, 10th Marines. In October of 2003, and upon returning from Iraq, Sergeant Major Good transferred to Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) San Diego where he attended Drill Instructor School and served as a squad leader. After graduating Drill Instructor School, he and was assigned to Company I, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion.
Sergeant Major Good was promoted to Staff Sergeant on 1 March, 2006. Soon afterwards in January 2007, Sergeant Major Good was meritoriously promoted to Gunnery Sergeant.
During his tour of duty as a Drill Instructor with Company I, Sergeant Major Good successfully trained and produced over 1000 Marines during a span of ten cycles. During that time, he held billets of Drill Instructor, Experienced Drill Instructor, Senior Drill Instructor, and Series Chief Drill Instructor. Additionally, he attended a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) Instructor’s course at MCRD San Diego and eventually achieved a First Degree Black Belt. As a result of performance while serving on Drill Instructor Duty, was selected to attend the Army Airborne School in Fort Benning, Georgia where he graduated as the NCO Honor Graduate and was subsequently awarded the Walter Morris plaque for outstanding leadership. In January 2007, Sergeant Major Good transferred to Marine Artillery Operations Chief Course (MAOCC), in Fort Sill, Oklahoma as a student. Upon completion of MAOCC, in May 2007, he was assigned to Headquarters Battery 11th Marines Regiment, Camp Pendleton, California where he assumed the duties of the Assistant Regimental Operations Chief. Shortly after arriving to 11th Marines, Sergeant Major Good deployed to Iraq on a Military Transition Team (MTT). As a Combat Advisor to the 27th Iraqi Infantry Brigade, he effectively trained Iraqi soldiers to conduct counter-insurgency and intelligence driven operations throughout Al Anbar Province. Upon return to the continental United States, in October 2008, Sergeant Major Good was assigned as the Artillery Survey Chief for 2nd Battalion, 11th Marines. In January 2009, Sergeant Major Good attended the SNCO resident Advanced Course at Camp Pendleton and was distinguished by graduating with academic honors; placing third in the class. Shortly afterwards, Sergeant Major Good completed the Senior Enlisted Joint PME. In July 2009, he was hand-selected by the Battalion Commanding Officer and Sergeant Major to serve as the interim Battery First Sergeant for Battery K, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marines (attached to 2/11) for a period of five months. In November 2009, Sergeant Major Good was relieved from his duties as Battery First Sergeant and reassigned back to his previous position as the Battalion Survey Chief.
In February 2010, he was frocked to First Sergeant and assigned to Inspector Instructor duty with Company B, 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion in Frederick, Maryland. In June 2013, Sergeant Major Good received orders to Headquarters Regiment (formerly known as Combat Logistics Regiment-17), 1st Marine Logistics Group for duties as the Company First Sergeant for Food Service Company. During this assignment, Sergeant Major Good attended the Marine Corps Resident Senior Enlisted Professional Military Education course in Quantico, Virginia. In April 2015, he was transferred to Combat Logistics Battalion 11 to serve as the interim Battalion Sergeant Major; a billet he served until September 2015.
Sergeant Major Good was selected to his current rank in November 2015 and was frocked in March 2016 to his current rank. Upon being frocked, he transferred to his current position for duties as the Inspector Instructor Sergeant Major, 3d Battalion, 14th Marines Regiment, located in Bristol, Pennsylvania. Sergeant Major Good has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the American Military University and earned placement in the Golden Key International Honour Society and Delta Mu Delta Honor Society for Business Majors respectively for academic excellence. He also is a faculty member of the Davis Defense Group for the Marine Corps University’s College of Distance Education and Training.
His personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with one gold star in lieu of second award, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with one gold star in lieu of second award, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and the Combat Action Ribbon