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Goodwin served the Office of Naval Intelligence as a coordinator for Lieutenant Commander Jameson Locke's remote tactical strike team. On February 7, 2556, Goodwin participated in a United Nations meeting.
After the meeting, he was contacted by Lieutenant Commander Locke and informed of a terrorist attack on Sedra City. The team revealed that an element found in the bioweapon that was used in the attack was found only on a partly functional fragment of Installation 04. Locke asked for Goodwin's permission to travel to the shard and destroy the element deposits in a small timeframe. Reluctantly, Goodwin approved of the mission and provided the team with a HAVOK tactical nuclear weapon to accomplish the task. However, Goodwin told them that if they wished to complete the mission, they needed to work together with the local Sedran Colonial Guard.
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