Lieutenant Commander Herrmann is a fully qualified surface warfare and information warfare officer, as well as a meteorological warfare tactics instructor. He commissioned through OCS and has served on board the USS Vella Gulf (CG-72). Currently, he is serving as the staff METOC officer for Carrier Strike Group One. In addition to an M.S. in meteorology and physical oceanography from the Naval Postgraduate School, he also holds a B.S. from Wilkes University (biology, 2003) and an M.S. from Thomas Jefferson University (microbiology, 2006).