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.

USCG Job Openings – June 2019

We are looking for a Marine Engineer and an acquisition professional for a USCG contract at USCG Headquarters. 

USCG Marine Engineer

USCG Surface Acquisition Manager

Joe Cabell
Vice President
Office: 540 658-1922 ext 0129
Cell: 808 224-3140
Job Openings:
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An NNOA Remembrance of D-Day

An NNOA Remembrance of D-Day


By Roosevelt “Rick” Wright, Jr., Ph.D., CAPT., USNR(ret) – Historian, National Naval Officers Association

African Americans during WWII

Credits to Barbara Lewis Burger, National Archives

As we commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, the 6th of June 1944, the National Naval Officers Association would like to present a major “Bravo Zulu” to the veterans, living and dead, who participated in Operations Overlord. This amphibious invasion of the Shores of France at Normandy, was fought to bring a massive assault to the Axis powers of Europe. In this air and sea campaign composing of thousands of Soldiers, Airmen, Naval, and Coast Guard personnel, African-American membership was over 2,000 participants. Although participation of African-American servicemen was regulated to service units of Quartermasters, Engineers, Transportation, and Mess Attendants. We must remember, that African-American Service members did serve in demanding combat roles. In making a historical analysis of the contributions of African-Americans in combat roles, most writers of the era have placed a “level of invisibility,” to this effort. But there is an “Unknown Perspective” of combat contributions of African-American personnel on that fateful day, that many historians call – “The Longest Day.”

“Operation Overlord” was the major code name for this operation, but the Naval and Coast Guard effort was entitled, “Operation Neptune.” Serving on board the many Naval Ships and Coast Guard Cutters were African-American sailors who were part of those crews. For example, Seaman John Roberts, U.S. Coast Guard, served a part of the crew of USS LCI-93, as was injured, as they delivered infantry solders to Omaha Beach. Also, on board, Coast Guard Manned LCVP’s, LST’s, and 83 Footers, African-American seaman were performing extraordinary duties during the height of this mammoth environment of battle and human carnage. Further combat actions can also be attribute to the gallant work of African-American sailors, who were serving as mainly mess cooks and stewards on board the vast array of Battleships, Cruisers, Destroyers, Transports, and Supply Ships of the Naval Fleet.

On board a Coast Guard Manned LCT, combat history was made when the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion, an all African-American Army Combat unit was delivered to the shores of Omaha Beach. This unit was trained to launch large balloons, with bombs in them. This enabled an array of “sky flying balloons,” floating in a manner to stop German aircraft from attacking the troops landing on the beach. One of many heroes that day was, African-American Corporal Waverly B. Woodson, Jr., U.S. Army Medic, who despite serious injuries, setup a hospital on Omaha Beach, work for 30 hours straight hours, and provided medical care for hundreds of seriously wounded combat soldiers.

There are many unknown stories of African-American Service Members who participated in the horrific events of 6 June 1944, but on this the 75th Anniversary of that Fateful Day, the National Naval Officers Association Membership, would like to “Simply Honor Their Sacrifices and Struggle,” during a period of “Racial Discrimination,” in WWII, within the Ranks of The U.S. Armed Forces. May we continue the “Remembrance of D-Day,” to the ranks of those that served and fought, who are all “passing away,” to heaven, as many are now in the 90th year of their birth.


Roosevelt “Rick” Wright, Jr., Ph.D., CAPT., USNR (Ret.)
Historian – National Naval Officers Association

CDR Mainor’s Promotion Ceremony

Please see the link below for the invitation for longtime NNOA and DCNNOA member CDR Walter Mainor’s promotion ceremony to Navy Captain.  CDR Mainor’s ceremony will be held on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 1300 in the Joint Staff Flag Room in the Pentagon, 2D855.  A reception will immediately follow the ceremony.  Here’s wishing Walt and his family a “Hearty Congratulations” on his selection to Captain.

Congratulations Capt. Roy Love, U.S. Navy – 2019 DoD Award Winner

Congratulations Capt. Roy Love, U.S. Navy – 2019 DoD Award Winner

DOD Announces Winners of the 2019 Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence

Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan announced the 2019 recipients of the Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence.

The Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence recognizes the outstanding and innovative efforts of the people who operate and maintain U.S. military installations. The five recipients of this highly competitive presidential award were selected for their exemplary support of Department of Defense missions.

Recipients of the 2019 Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence are:

Naval Base San Diego, California
Commanding Officer:  Capt. Roy Love, U.S. Navy

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