Commander Roger A. Hartman
CDR Roger Hartman attended Florida State University with an NROTC scholarship, received his commission in 1992 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and was designated a Navy Pilot in July 1994.
In January of 1995, CDR Hartman reported to the Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light Four Zero (HSL-40) Air wolves in Mayport, Florida to complete the Fleet Replenishment Pilot syllabus, followed by Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape School in Brunswick, Maine. Next, CDR Hartman was attached to the Proud Warriors of HSL-42 and deployed to the Mediterranean Sea aboard the USS SAMUEL B. ROBERTS (FFG 58). While deployed, he fulfilled duties as detachment Operations, Training, and Administrative Officer as well as Assistant Safety Officer. During the first ten months attached to HSL-42, CDR Hartman became qualified as a Landing Signals Officer and in shipboard damage control. Five months later, CDR Hartman deployed to the Caribbean Sea for Counter-Drug Operations aboard the USS KAUFFMAN (FFG 59). CDR Hartman served as detachment Operations, Training, Administrative, and Assistant Maintenance Officer. Returning to home-guard, CDR Hartman was appointed as a Detachment Maintenance Officer, the Squadron Ground Safety Officer, as well as the Division Officer of various other squadron departments. Next, CDR Hartman deployed to the Arabian Gulf to enforce the United Nations sanctions against Iraq, as the Air Department Maintenance Officer aboard the USS SAMUEL B. ROBERTS (FFG 58). After returning from deployment, CDR Hartman transferred to HSL-40 to perform the duties of CNAL Search and Rescue Evaluator, Squadron and Wing Hostile Environment Training Officer and SH-60B Flight Instructor. Simultaneously, CDR Hartman completed a master’s degree (M.B.A. (Aviation) with distinction), via Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
CDR Hartman completed the Seahawk Weapon Training Instructor Course (SWTI), and was subsequently assigned to HSL-42 as the Squadron SWTI. CDR Hartman then transferred to the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island as a student of the College of Naval Command and Staff to complete a master’s degree in National Security and Strategic Studies and JPME Phase I. After completing the CAT III flight syllabus at HSL-40, CDR Hartman was assigned to the HSL-46 Grandmasters where he served as the Aviation Officer In-Charge aboard the USS MONTEREY (CG 61) while deployed to the Arabian Gulf. Subsequently, he was the Squadron Operations Officer. CDR Hartman then attended the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Virginia, completing JPME Phase II prior to reporting as the Deputy Operations Division Chief at the NATO Joint Analysis and Lessons Learned Center, located in Monsanto, Portugal. CDR Hartman was then appointed as the Executive Assistant to Commander, U.S. SIXTH Fleet, Commander, Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO, Commander, Joint Force Maritime Component Commander Europe, Deputy Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe, Deputy Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Africa.
After graduating from the Defense Language Institute with an Associate’s degree in French, CDR Hartman was assigned as the Liaison Officer between the Commander, U.S. SIXTH Fleet and the Commander-in-Chief of French Mediterranean Naval Forces.
CDR Hartman is currently the Executive Officer of the Naval ROTC Unit representing The Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, The Florida State University and The Tallahassee Community College. He resides in Tallahassee, Florida with his wife and two children.