JO IN THE SPOTLIGHT- Lieutenant Herman Green, USCG

JO IN THE SPOTLIGHT- Lieutenant Herman Green, USCG

June 2019

Lieutenant Green first enlisted in the Coast Guard in July of 2000; his first assignment was AIRSTA Traverse City, in Traverse City, MI as a Fire Apprentice where he decided to strike Electrician’s Mate (EM). He then enrolled in EM “A” school Feb. 2002. After graduating “A” School, his Coast Guard career as an EM led him to the CGC Spar (Kodiak, AK), Sector Boston (Boston, MA), First District Aton Training Team (Boston, MA), ANT Sitka (Sitka, AK), CGC Roanoke Island (Homer, AK), and finally CGC William Flores (Miami Beach, FL). In Dec. of 2014, LT Green was commissioned through the Direct Commission Engineer program in C4IT.

LT Green’s first assignment as a Commissioned Officer was at Command, Control, Communications, & Engineering Center (C3CEN) Command & Control Product Line division in January of 2015 as the Project Manager for Unclassified Common Operational Picture (UCOP). UCOP allows the Coast Guard, DoD, & 13-partner agencies to share crucial law enforcement & other tracking data between agencies in real time. This system was crucial during the 2016 inauguration. Secret Service & all other agencies used the system to provide protection to the estimated 250k spectators, Congress, and the President.

In July of 2017, LT Green received orders to Coast Guard Cyber Command in Washington, D.C. As the Deployment & Vulnerability Management Teams lead, LT Green is responsible for the patching & daily operations for a team of 9 personnel administering and maintaining services for CG’s enterprise security tools directly supporting CG’s IT cybersecurity & compliance efforts; Host Based Security System (HBSS), Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS), and Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solution. His teams provided operational support for CG’s IT security & compliance efforts; maintained security baseline for over 65K managed devices & supported 104 servers necessary to perform network scanning & analysis of over 72K network assets.

As of May 2019, LT Green now leads Coast Guard Cyber’ s Compliance & Orders Branch where he is responsible for ensuring that the Coast Guard’s information technology network is secure and compliant to Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) & DoD standards. This is critical to the protection of the Coast Guard Enterprise Mission Platform and key cyber terrain.

JO IN THE SPOTLIGHT- Captain Damali M. Brimm, USMC

JO IN THE SPOTLIGHT- Captain Damali M. Brimm, USMC


Captain Brimm is the 2018 NNOA Golden Pen Award winner and former Camp  Pendleton /Miramar chapter president.  Captain Brimm enlisted in the Marine Corps in 2006.  Captain Brimm checked into II Marine Expeditionary Force Special Operations Training Group (SOTG) in September 2006.

Captain Brimm served as a Supply Chief, Assistant Non-Lethal Weapons Instructor and Marine Corps Martial Arts Instructor at SOTG from 2006 to 2009, being meritoriously promoted twice.
He was then transferred to 2d Marine Logistics Group, Combat Logistics Regiment 27. During his time with Combat Logistics Regiment 27, he served as Platoon Sergeant, Supply Chief and Supply Admin Chief from 2009 to 2010. He was then selected for the Marine Corps Enlisted Commissioning Education Program (MECEP) and began studying at Fordham University, while attached to State University of New York Maritime College Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps.

Captain Brimm graduated The Basic School in 2013, followed by Supply School in 2014. He then checked into 1st Combat Engineer Battalion (CEB) in February 2015 to serve as the Battalion Supply Officer. During his time with 1st CEB, he supported three MEU rotations and revamped the internal controls and training program. He also provided Supply Support for the first ever Engineer Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation which was dispersed across three geographical locations and two states.

In December 2016, Captain Brimm reported to 5th Marine Regiment to serve as the Regimental Supply Officer. Shortly after checking in, he was selected to serve as the Command Element Supply Officer for the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force. He was the action officer for the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle modernization program. He also served as the action Officer for Operation “Fighting Weight” which resulted in a 10 percent Marine Air Ground Total Force (MAGTF) reduction in principal end items to optimize the Commander’s Equipment Density List. He improved the SPMAGTF-CR-CC 16.2’s overall Supply System Readiness (SSRI) by 40 percent. This involved planning, supervising and executing the retrograde of $2 Million in gear from three Central Command (CENTCOM) countries supported by the SPMAGTF back to I MEF.

In March 2017, Captain Brimm reported to 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion from 5th
Marine Regiment. Since his arrival to 1st LAR Bn. Captain Brimm managed the budget execution of the battalion as well as an additional $1.5 million in funds excess to day to day budget of $2.2 million with no errors. He developed, staffed and implemented Battalion SL-3 policy in order to improve combat readiness and accountability, resulting in savings of over $300,000. The efforts of his Marines have contributed to an average maintenance readiness of 92%, the highest of the 23 Battalions in the Division. During this time he also served as a membership director and then chapter president of the Camp Pendleton/Miramar chapter.

Capt Brimm reported to The Basic School, Quantico VA in August of 2018 to serve as a Warfighting Instructor. His current duties include teaching student Lieutenants Warfighting, with an emphasis on ethics, combat life-saving and the foundations of Officership. He also currently serves as the scholarship chair for the Quantico NNOA chapter.