On Thursday, 26 Jan 2017, AFCEA Quantico-Potomac was pleased to host Col Wendy Goyette, Commanding Officer of the Marine Corps Cyberspace Operations Group (MCCOG) (formerly MCNOSC). Following her remarks, there was a mixer. It was a great opportunity for industry and government to interact on the opportunities and challenges in Marine Corps Cyberspace Operations.
3:00pm-4:00 pm Registration
4:00pm-5:30 pm Remarks by Col Goyette
5:30pm-7:00 pm Social Mixer
Col Wendy Goyette USMC
Colonel Goyette is a native of Muscoda, Wisconsin. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was commissioned via the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Program in 1993.
In 1994, Colonel Goyette was assigned to Communications Company, 3d Force Service Support Group in Okinawa as a Platoon Commander for the Data Communications Platoon and Multi-Channel Radio Platoon.
In May 1995, she was stationed at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina as a Series Commander and then Company Executive Officer at 4th Recruit Training Battalion. In September 1996, Col Goyette was selected to command Marine Combat Training Company at Weapons and Field Training Battalion. In March 1997, she transferred to the School of Infantry at Camp Geiger to serve as a Company Executive Officer at the Marine Combat Training Battalion.
Colonel Goyette transferred to Marine Corps Air Station New River in May 1998 to serve as the Communications Platoon Commander for the Marine Wing Support Squadron-272. In May 1999, she returned to Okinawa as the G-6 Operations Officer, 3d Force Service Support Group. She spent the final year of that tour as the Staff Secretary/Protocol Officer.
In May 2002, Colonel Goyette was stationed at Marine Corps Logistics Base, Albany, Georgia, and assigned to Program Manager-Logistics Information Systems, Marine Corps Systems Command as the Operations Officer and Enterprise Systems Branch Head.
She transferred to 4th Recruit Training Battalion aboard Parris Island, South Carolina for duty as the Executive Officer in May 2005. She served as the Support Battalion Executive Officer for her final year on Parris Island.
Colonel Goyette was assigned to 2nd Marine Logistics Group in July 2008 and immediately departed for duty as the J6 Operations Officer for Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan in Kabul. She returned in 2009 for duty as the Assistant Chief of Staff G-6 for 2nd Marine Logistics Group.
Colonel Goyette assumed command of Marine Corps Security Force Battalion Kings Bay, Georgia in June 2010. She was then selected to attend the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. Her follow-on assignment was with the Joint Staff J6 at the Pentagon. In July 2015, Colonel Goyette transferred to Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point where she served as the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Assistant Chief of Staff G-6.
In June 2016, Col Goyette assumed command of the Marine Corps Network Operations and Security Center in Quantico, Virginia, which in October 2016 was re-designated as the Marine Corps Cyberspace Operations Group.
Colonel Goyette graduated with distinction from the Naval War College earning a Master of Arts Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies and has a Master of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership from Norwich University. She is also a graduate of Communication Information Systems Officer Refresher Course, Basic Communications Officer’s Course and The Basic School.
Colonel Goyette is married to Curtis Goyette, a retired Marine Corps LDO Major, and they have two children, Heather and Ethan.