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Commander Geoff Gorman graduated from Annawan High School in 1988 and two weeks later enlisted in the Navy. After several years of honorable service, then HT1 Gorman was selected for the legacy Seaman to Admiral Program and was commissioned an Ensign after graduation from Officer’s Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida in 1997.
Ensign Gorman reported to Surface Warfare School immediately after OCS and subsequently reported to his first sea billet as an Officer on the USS Ingraham (FFG-61). While onboard the Ingraham, ENS Gorman filled the positions of First LT and Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer and completed his Surface Warfare Officer qualifications. In 1999, Lieutenant (jg) Gorman reported to the USS Duluth (LDP-7) as the Main Propulsion Assistant. While on Duluth, LTjg Gorman qualified as a Steam Engineering Officer of the Watch, completed a combat deployment to the Persian Gulf and was directly involved in security support for the USS Cole after it was attacked in Aden, Yemen.
In May 2001 Lieutenant Gorman reported the University of North Florida as a student to fulfill the education requirements of the Seaman to Admiral Program. He graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2004 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. While attending UNF, Lieutenant Gorman was screened for SWO Department Head and attended the Department Head Course and Engineer and Aegis TAO training from 2004 to 2005 at Surface Warfare Officer School in Newport, RI.
Following Department Head training, Lieutenant Gorman reported to the USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) as Chief Engineer, in Yokosuka, Japan in mid-2005. During his tour, LT Gorman qualified as a Gas Turbine Engineering Officer of the Watch and conducted numerous deployments as one of the first BMD capable ships in the Pacific Fleet. For his second Department Head tour, Lieutenant Commander Gorman reported to the Afloat Training Group Atlantic as a Gas Turbine Engineering Assessor. While at ATG, LCDR Gorman was selected for an Individual Augmentation billet in Iraq. In May 2007, he transferred to the Multi-National Corps Iraq on Camp Victory in Baghdad, Iraq. While deployed LCDR Gorman was an US liaison to the Iraqi National Police and the J-5 Deputy Director.
Upon completion of his IA tour in May of 2008, LCDR Gorman transferred to Surface Warfare Officer School in Newport, Rhode Island as the Diesel Engineering Lead. In March 2009, he was selected to attend the Joint Program in Oceanography at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. While at MIT/WHOI, he was awarded the RADM (Ret) Richard F. Pittenger Fellowship and was screened for Executive Officer. LCDR Gorman graduated from MIT and WHOI in September of 2011 with a joint SM in Mechanical Engineering.
Commander Gorman most recently was assigned to the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) as the Auxiliaries Officer. While on IKE, he conducted two back to back combat deployments to the Fifth Fleet AOR in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM.
Commander Gorman reported to the U.S. Naval War College in October 2013 and is currently assigned to the War Gaming Department.
His awards include the Bronze Star, Navy Commendation Medal fourth award, Navy Achievement Medal second award and various campaign and service medals.