1SG Hermann, Albert J., aka "The Godfather"

Albert was born on August 2, 1935 at Harris, Kansas, the son of Albert John and Mary Catherine (Wilper) Hermann. Albert graduated from Westphalia High School with the class of 1953. He married Mary Ann Platt on September 27, 1958, at St. Therese Church in Richmond, Kansas.


Albert joined the military shortly after high school, serving in the Kansas National Guard for over 41 years; retiring in 1995 at the rank of First Sergeant. His retirement was within one year of both sons joining the Army.


He was full time Administrative Officer for the Kansas National Guard and was also a volunteer for the Anderson County Sheriff Department and the Garnett Police Department. He was a Cub Scout Master and Scout Master, and in 1980 earned the Silver Beaver Award, the highest award by the Heart of America Council. He was a charter member of the Garnett Jaycees; a Knights of Columbus Grand Knight; a Chairman of the Red Cross; a Board Member of the Kansas State Rifle Association; Team Captain for the Kansas National Guard Service Rifle Team, Team Captain for the Kansas National Guard Combat Marksmanship Team, a Board Member of the Garnett Gun Club; instructor for Hunter Safety courses and Kansas Concealed Carry courses; a lector and active participant of many committees at the Holy Angels Catholic Church for many years as well. Albert was a lifelong competitive pistol and rifle shooter, earning a numerous awards at the State and National level. He was a lover of the great outdoors and a rescuer of many animals.

Through numerous shooting programs, Kansas Hunter's Safety, the military and DVC Training events, Albert brought his love of marksmanship to literally thousands of children, military members and civilians.  


For DVC Training team members, he was affectionatly known as the 'Godfather'.  His concepts, expertise and knowledge are passed on in every class we teach at DVC Training.  

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