Commander Eric Hoernemann is the Executive Officer of Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown, assuming his current role in June 2014. As the Executive Officer, his primary role is to assist the Commanding Officer in the safe, efficient, and effective execution of all unit missions and functions. With a staff of nearly 900 active duty, civilian, and contract personnel, Training Center Yorktown delivers training, assessment, and doctrine support services to over 15,000 Coast Guard, interagency, and international students annually.
Commander Hoernemann was raised in northern and central Ohio and graduated with high honors from the U. S. Coast Guard Academy in 1996, with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and a commission as a Coast Guard Ensign.
Following graduation, he was assigned as a Deck Watch Officer aboard USCGC ACACIA. In 1998, Commander Hoernemann was the honor graduate in his Ship Salvage Diving Officer class and qualified as a Coast Guard Diving Officer. His other shipboard tours were assignments as Diving and Assistant Operations Officer aboard USCGC POLAR SEA, Commanding Officer of USCGC KATMAI BAY, and Executive Officer of the USCGC MACKINAW.
Commander Hoernemann earned a Master of Science in Learning and Organizational Change from Northwestern University in 2008. His Capstone project explored Coast Guard mid-grade officer development.
His other shore assignments were serving as the Executive Assistant to the Coast Guard’s Director of Civil Rights, as a staff officer within the Force Readiness
Command, and as a member of the Ninth Coast Guard District staff.
Commander Hoernemann's military decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, four Coast Guard Commendation Medals, Coast Guard Achievement Medal, Permanent Cutterman’s Insignia, and Diving Officer Insignia.