first published on April 5, 2016 by Josh
Army Forward Observer Christopher Goodrich controls air and fire support during a firefight with the Taliban in Afghanistan.
Sgt. Christopher Goodrich from Fort Carson, Colorado was a Forward Observer for 2-12 Infantry Regiment during their 2009 deployment to Afghanistan. His primary task was to support the infantry by controlling artillery and air support. During an interview, conducted by Sgt. Justin Puetz, Goodrich outlines all of his duties as an FO. He also talks briefly about the importance, and complexity of his role as a JFO qualified observer.