Board of Trustees

Colonel
Charles Goode, Jr.
USMC (Ret)

Honorary Trustee

"The great privilege of leading young Marines who willingly sacrifice their lives for you and their fellow Marines is beyond description. It was a terrific adventure that I wholeheartedly recommend to the young men and women of today."

Colonel Goode graduated from Yale in 1953. He spent twenty-six years on active duty with the U.S. Marine Corps, including two tours in Vietnam. He was Battalion Commander twice, and his last assignment was as Director of the Marine Corps Leadership Unit.

As did many others in the 1950s, he says he “felt an obligation to serve his country for at least a few years,” but discovered “a great love affair with duty, honor, country and Corps and the great satisfaction of camaraderie with dedicated professional men and women.

He and his wife, Betty, reside in Durham, North Carolina.