BRETT “MIRV” HERMAN
As Blue Air Training’s Chief of Scheduling, MIRV Herman strongly believes in a “go slow to go fast” approach to coordinating the logistics behind BAT’s top–notch Close Air Support (CAS) training services. In addition to making sure the right people, aircraft, and support assets are in place to support BAT’s clients, MIRV also adds tremendous value to the BAT team as a CAS Subject Matter Expert.
MIRV retired from the USAF after 22 years of service. He accumulated many hours in the A-10 and AT-38 and deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as an Attack pilot and Air Liaison Officer.
Originally hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota, MIRV initially started his Air Force career as a Missile Launch Officer in Cheyenne, Wyoming. MIRV was then fortunate enough to earn and fly the A-10 for several years prior to closing out his career as an AT-38 Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals instructor pilot. He draws heavily from these experiences in keenly understanding the training needs of BAT clients. In addition to his role as Chief of Scheduling, MIRV also serves as a BAT BAC-167 Strikemaster instructor pilot and flight examiner.
After a long career of moves and deployments, MIRV and his family were reticent to consider another job that involved travel. But they have found that working at BAT has provided the right balance of mission driven work, while still being able to spend time together as a family. When MIRV is not flying or coordinating exercises, he enjoys spending time with his wife and four sons at home in Pueblo, Colorado exploring the wealth of outdoor adventures that Colorado has to offer.
Above all, MIRV enjoys being able to work at BAT because it affords him the ability to work with a wide diversity of pilots and experts to bring the best product to BAT clients and JTACs in training. He feels fortunate that despite being retired from the Air Force, he is still able to contribute to the mission of supporting the guys on the ground through BAT’s world-class JTAC training platform.
If you would like to know more about working at BAT or have questions about our logistics side of the house, you can reach MIRV at Brett.Herman@BlueAirTraining.com.