JO IN THE SPOTLIGHT- Lieutenant Herman Green, USCG
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.