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USS New York (LPD-21)

CDR. William C. Herrmann USN

Commander William C. Herrmann, a native of Montville, Connecticut, was commissioned through the United States Merchant Marine Academy, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Transportation with a minor in Marine Engineering in 1994.

Following graduation, he worked for the National Response Corporation responding to numerous oil spill and environmental incidents to include the Coastal Oil spill in the Delaware Bay and the TWA Flight 800 disaster off of Long Island, New York.

After activating his reserve commission, he served onboard USS MITSCHER (DDG 57) as the Damage Control Assistant, First Lieutenant and Training Officer, onboard USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD 44) as the Operations Officer, onboard USS ESSEX (LHD 2) as First Lieutenant, as Amphibious Squadron FIVEís Material Officer and onboard USS WHIDBEY ISLAND (LSD 41) as Executive Officer.

Ashore, CDR Herrmann served an instructor at Surface Warfare Officerís School, Newport, Rhode Island. He also served with Coast Guard Defense Force East acting as a liaison between the Navy and Coast Guard in matters dealing with Maritime Homeland Defense.

CDR Herrmann earned a masterís of arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from Naval War College.

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