Brigadier General Patrick Hermesmann of the Marine Corps Reserves, addressed Linkers, emphasizing the importance of living the core values and explained the impact that the core values he learned at home, in school and in his church. He shared his life story with students – as an average student who yet was able to move on to college, law school, graduate school, the Marine Corps and a successful civilian career. He attributes his success, in part, to remaining true to good values and having “moral courage.”
General Hermesmann served as a Marine, both active duty and reserve. Among the many duties he has had was commanding a battalion in the Iraq War in 2003. He currently serves as a Deputy Commanding General for mobilization for the reserves and additionally is employed as a lawyer in New Jersey. He visited Link at the request of Link Education Partner’s chairperson, David Ferry.
Linkers were really impressed with General Hermesmann, asking many thoughtful questions about his life and career.