Executive Officer (1/C Adviser)
G. R. Hermann
Commander, United States Navy
Tuesday - Friday: 0900–1500
Or by appointment
Commander Hermann graduated from University of North Dakota with a bachelor of science in airway science: aircraft systems management in December 1989 and was commissioned in April 1990 following Aviation Officer Candidate School. He earned his "Wings of Gold" at NAS Beeville, Texas, in August 1992 and subsequently reported to VA-42 to begin Fleet Replacement Training in the A-6E Intruder.
Commander Hermann reported to VA-75, home of the world-famous "Sunday Punchers," in April 1995. While attached to VA-75, he deployed to the Mediterranean Sea and Persian Gulf where he flew in support of Operations Decisive Endeavor and Southern Watch aboard the USS ENTERPRISE. Enroute to TRAWING-2, Commander Hermann attended the Aviation Safety Officer Course 97-5 from April to May 1997 in Monterrey, California. Commander Hermann was assigned as the Aviation Safety Officer from June 1997 to June 1999. In July 1999 Commander Hermann reported to VAQ-129 as a transition pilot in the EA-6B Prowler. Upon completion of his training, he reported to VAQ-142 Gray Wolves. During his tenure at VAQ-142, Commander Hermann held the positions of Assistant Operations Officer, Administration Officer, and Maintenance Officer spanning four deployments in support of Operations Northern and Southern Watch.
In July 2003 Commander Hermann reported to the Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island. Upon achieving his master's in national security and strategic studies, he reported to USSTRATCOM J86, at Offutt AFB, Omaha, Nebraska. He was the Global Command and Control Capability Officer and Program Management Officer responsible for the design and implementation team of the Distributive Command and Control Network. In January 2008, Commander Hermann reported to Commander Carrier Strike Group-11, embarked aboard the USS NIMITZ, homeported at NAS North Island, San Diego, California, assigned as the AntiTerrorism/Force Protection Officer, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Liaison Officer, and Tactical Flag Command Center Battle Watch Captain. He participated in two deployments supporting Operations IRAQI FREEDOM, ENDURING FREEDOM, and RIMPAC. In October 2010 Commander Hermann reported to OPNAV N98 as the Naval Representative Liaison to the Federal Aviation Administration, Western Service Area, Renton, Washington.
Upon completing his tour in September 2013, he reported to the Naval School of Aviation Safety, Pensacola, Florida, to serve as the associate director. During his tenure, he taught courses to Executive Officers and Commanding Officers, as well as graduate-level courses, accredited by the American Council on Education, to aviation safety officers on the policies, philosophy and techniques required to effectively organize and administer a command mishap prevention program.
After detaching in January 2016, he reported to NROTC–Marquette University as the Executive Officer/Professor of Naval Science.
Commander Hermann has over 1,900 hours of flight time. His personal accomplishments and decorations include designation as ONW Combat Package Commander and ONW Strike Lead, Defense Meritorious Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with gold star, Air Medal with Strike Numeral 5, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with gold star, and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with gold star and numerous unit and campaign awards.