Commanding Officer(Oct 2010 - Nov 2011) 
LCDR Patrick German
Commanding Officer(Oct 2010 - Nov 2011)

LCDR Patrick German is a native of Oklahoma City. After HS he enlisted in the Navy, September 11th, 1987 and attended Navy Hospital Corpsman School in Great Lakes, IL. He was frocked to third class petty officer and was approved to attend Hospital Corpsman “C” School at the Naval School of Health Sciences, Bethesda Detachment, in Portsmouth, Va.

LCDR German graduated in July of 1990 and received orders to Naval Hospital Orlando, FL. August of 1990. In January 1991, he was frocked to Hospital Corpsman Second Class and selected as Leading Petty Officer of the Surgical department. In May 1994 obtained his Associate of Arts degree from Columbia College.

LCDR German received orders to Naval Hospital Rota Spain from August of 1994 until May 1997. He continued his education, attending courses through distance learning at the University of Maryland and was selected for the Enlisted Commissioning Program.

LCDR German attended the University of Oklahoma from 1997 - 2000, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Upon graduation, he was commissioned in the United States Navy and attended Surface Warfare Officers School.

LCDR German’s first division officer tour was as Damage Control Assistant onboard USS STEPHEN W. GROVES (FFG 29), homeported in Pascagoula, MS where he completed two portions of Counter Narco-Terrorism Operation deployments.

From January 2003 - February 2005, LCDR German served as Weapons and Force Protection Officer onboard USS JUNEAU (LPD 10) homeported in Sasebo, JA. This tour included two Joint Task Force assignments and Arabian Gulf deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

LCDR German was assigned to Commander Navy Reserve Forces Command, Inspectors General Office in New Orleans, LA where he earned a Master of Arts in Organizational Development while attending the University of Phoenix.

After completing the Surface Warfare Officer Department Head Course in December 2007 he reported to the USS ROBERT G. BRADLEY (FFG 49) in Mayport, FL where he served as the Chief Engineer. This tour included qualifying EOOW, TAO, and earning EOC at ULTRA E, Aviation and ULTRA C certifications, the Battle E, and the NEY award.

Upon completion of that tour, he then served onboard USS PATRIOT (MCM 7) in Sasebo, Japan, as the Executive Officer from November 2009 to May 2010 and completed Spring Patrol 2010.

From there LCDR German reported to the USS AVENGER to serve as executive officer from May 2010 to October 2010. After serving as Executive Officer onboard the USS Avenger he was then fleeted up to become the Commanding Officer on October 2nd 2010.

LCDR German’s personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (4 awards) and various campaign and unit awards.

 NEWS

The mine countermeasures ship USS Avenger (MCM 1) returns to Sasebo participating in Exercise Foal Eagle 2011.
Engineman Fireman Jeremy Coronado mixes fuel oil before taking a dilution test aboard USS Avenger (MCM 1)
Engineman Fireman Jeremy Coronado wraps marline around a pipe to reinforce an existing patch during a damage control drill
Mineman Seaman Jose Arregui mans the lee helm during a seamanship training evolution
Mineman 2nd Class Dana Baynard explains daily bridge operations aboard USS Avenger to a tour group of Royal Malaysian navy
The mine neutralization vehicle aboard USS Avenger (MCM 1) is lowered into the water during a mine countermeasures evolution
USS Avenger (MCM 1)
USS Avenger Conducts Anti-Terrorism Drills
Mineman 3rd Class Joshua Sinsheimer, a search and rescue diver aboard USS Avenger, swims to a dummy used for man overboard drill
Mineman 3rd Class Matt Miller shows a boy a map of the Kota Kinabalu area in Malaysia
DC1 Hernandez explains U.S.  Navy methods for fighting shipboard fires to Malaysian naval officers

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