Kym was an excellent student in the Dental Assistant Program at Linn-Benton Community College and upon graduation from LBCC, she chose to serve the Oregon Dental Assistants Association in several capacities:
- Student Involvement committee
- Military committee
- Office of Secretary
- Office of Treasurer
- Served as a Conference Hostess numerous times at the Oregon Dental Conference
- A Delegate to the American Dental Assistant Association Annual Conference 4 times
- One of the winners from the Dale Foundation in San Antonio
More information about Kym is below. She is now going on to serve our country.
Thank you Kym!
(Kym is on the right)
Kimberly Goodell enlisted into the Regular Army the summer between her junior and senior year July 24th 1983. She was in the Delayed Entry program and had to go to the Reserve Drill Sergeants in Corvallis every month for a year to be checked in to make sure she was fit and to be trained for basic training. She enlisted two people and went into basic training as an E2.
Kimberly graduated in the top 10 of her class and was given an Army ring from her commander at graduation. She went home on leave and then went to Fort Gordon for Advanced Individual Training (AIT) to learn Radio Teletype as her Military Occupational Skill (MOS). Here things did not go as planned and Kimberly was sent to the Inactive Ready Reserve (IRR).
In August of 1988, Kimberly enlisted into the 313th MASH. In September of 1988, she went to Fort Sam Houston to become a Patient Administration Specialist. The 313th MASH went to Korea in March of 1989.
In December of 1990, the 313th MASH was deployed with the 45th Station Hospital for Desert Storm. She was given a Scroll of Appreciation from the 7th Medical Command in Bremerhaven Germany.
Kimberly married John Goodell in 1994. They have a, his, mine and ours family. They have four children and five grandchildren.
She was downsized out of the Army in 1996.
She went to Dental Assisting School in 2004 at Linn Benton Community College in Albany, Oregon.
In 2008, she reenlisted into the National Guard in the Civilian Acquired Skills program into MEDCOM with the help of Lieutenant Colonel Little.
Since then she has completed all necessary schools as a Noncommissioned officer and has received the following awards:
Army Superior Unit Award, Navy Meritorious Commendation, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with one Bronze Leaf, Army Achievement Medal with two Bronze Leafs, National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army NCO Professional Development Ribbon with Numeral2, Army Service Ribbon, Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon, Army Overseas Service Ribbon, Oregon National Guard Superior Soldier Ribbon, Oregon Emergency Service Award, Oregon Superior Solider Award, Oregon Faithful Service Award with Bronze Hour Glass,M device and a star.
Kimberly just received her Associates Degree in Health Sciences this year from Purdue University and became a member of the Salute Honor Society and the Society for Collegiate Leadership & Achievement.