Cmdr. Trevor Hermann is a native of Palmdale, California. He graduated from California State University-Northridge in December 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering. On May 10, 2002, he was commissioned as an ensign after graduating from Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida.
After completing Aviation Preflight Indoctrination in July 2002, he reported to south Texas for flight training. He was selected for the E-2/C-2 pipeline and was assigned to the "Rangers" of Training Squadron (VT) 28, the "Wise Owls" of VT-31, and the "Golden Eagles" of VT-22. After earning his wings of gold, he moved to Norfolk, Virginia, where he was assigned to Airborne Command and Control Squadron (VAW) 120 and selected to fly the C-2A(R) Greyhound.
Hermann reported to the "Rawhides" of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 40 in May 2005, where he deployed with Detachment One aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), Detachment Two aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65), and Detachment Five aboard USS Harry S Truman (CVN 75) in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
In May 2008, he reported to the "Greyhawks" of VAW-120 as a Fleet Replacement Squadron instructor pilot. He fulfilled the roles as squadron aviation safety officer, C-2A Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardization (NATOPS) Officer, C-2A program manager, and AIRLANT/AIRPAC evaluator. He was recognized as the Greyhound Pilot of the Year-Shore.
In February 2011, he reported to USS Nimitz (CVN 68) as a catapult and arresting gear officer where he lead the V-2 (Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment) Division. He was temporarily assigned to USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) for her maiden deployment in support of Operation New Dawn.
In April 2013, Hermann reported to the "Providers" of VRC-30 in San Diego as a department head. During his tour, he lead the safety, operations, and maintenance departments. Additionally, he deployed with Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) as the Detachment One officer-in-charge. Hermann was a recipient of the 2014 Navy and Marine Corps Association (NMA) Peer Leadership award for Airborne Command and Control and Logistics Wing.
In January 2016, he reported to Navy Personnel Command, Millington, Tennessee. Assigned to the role of assistant aviation officer community manager, he managed the aviation incentive pay and aviation bonus programs.
In November 2018, Hermann reported to Naval Air Station North Island, California as the plank owner commanding officer of the "Titans" of Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission Squadron (VRM) 30, the Navy's first CMV-22B squadron. He was responsible for the squadron establishment and leading the team through the initial Safe-For-Flight certification.
Hermann's decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal (six awards), the Navy Achievement Medal, and various other unit, campaign, and service awards.