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Rear Admiral Len Hering, BS, MS, MSBM, MSM, LM, DSM

 

Rear Admiral (Ret) Len Hering Sr., BS, MS, MSBM, MSM, LM, DSM - NWC - Senior Fellow of New Westminster College - http://newwestminstercollege.ca

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Rear Admiral Len Hering, BS, MS, MSBM, MSM, LM, DSM

Rear Admiral Len Hering is a Senior Fellow of New Westminster College. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology and Oceanography from the State University of New York Maritime College, Master of Science degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College, a Master of Science degree in Business Management from Salve Regina University, and has served as an Ethics Instructor at the United States Naval Academy.

Rear Admiral Hering has a distinguished record of ethical leadership. He retired in 2009 from a 32 year Naval career in the United States Navy with the Flag Officer rank of Rear Admiral. His Flag Officer assignments included: Commander, Naval Surface Group Pacific Northwest; Commander, Navy Region Northwest; and Commander, Navy Region Southwest. Rear Admiral Hering’s sea assignments included duty aboard the USS Santa Barbara (AE 28) as 1st and 2nd Division Officer and Assistant First Lieutenant; USS Fahrion (FFG 22) as Ship’s Control Officer and later as Combat Systems Officer;  USS Aries (PHM 5) as Commanding Officer and USS Doyle (FFG 39) as Commanding Officer. His assignments ashore included duty as Operations and Plans Officer to the Commander, Destroyer Squadron Twelve; Aide and Administrative Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Naval Warfare; Action Officer, Pacific Command Branch J-33;  Joint Operations Directorate, Joint Staff; 1st Battalion Officer and Ethics Instructor, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland; and Commanding Officer of Naval Base San Diego.

After leaving the Navy, Rear Admiral Hering became the Vice President for Business Services and Administration at the University of San Diego (USD). There he continued his efforts in sustainability and business process improvement. Within the two years he served, USD installed the largest solar system of any private campus in the country, instituted the most comprehensive water abatement project in the school’s history, and reformed numerous business practices to help control costs. His efforts toward water savings resulted in more than a 3-million gallon per year savings and more than $1M in electrical costs. In 2010, USD was recognized by the California Center for Sustainable Energy with San Diego’s Sustainability Partnership Award.

Rear Admiral Hering left the University of San Diego in 2012 in order to dedicate more time on advising a number of boards and companies on matters of sustainability energy use and water conservation. His passion lies in educating the population on the dangers of the future where our environment is concerned. His immediate focus is preserving our water supply and alerting people to the pending crisis mankind faces if we are not more responsible in our use.

Rear Admiral Hering’s decorations include: the Navy Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit (2), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (4), Navy Commendation Medal (2); Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy Achievement Medal and various other personal achievement, campaign, service awards and ribbons.

Rear Admiral Hering is a Member of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce (2002 to 2009).

Rear Admiral Hering is a supporter of high quality education programs, and as Senior Fellow, he is committed to the advancement of New Westminster College and its Global Network of Fellows.

As a Senior Fellow of New Westminster College, Rear Admiral Len Hering is dedicated to supporting the highest standards of academic excellence and is committed to the advancement of New Westminster College and its Global Network of Fellows.

 
 

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