"RW Herman has done it again...vividly and intimately sharing the good, the bad and the ugly...a remarkable and truly unique career in service to our navy and nation. BRAVO ZULU"
-Keith Post, (USN-Ret. Submariner)
Against the Current in the Silent Service
A close friend said I would be selfish not to write the sequel to The Unopened Letter and I am excited to announce I agreed and have done just that. So, just why do they call me "The Commander"? With the encouragement of my family and friends, I have opened my heart and bared my soul to the reader in this memoir of my naval career. But what makes my story unique? I achieve a goal and get commissioned a naval officer assigned to the finest fighting element of the Navy, the submarine force, with one major cross to bear--I'm not qualified in submarines. Immediately rejected and told my career is over, a life defining decision must be made. Share the adventure with me; the highs and lows, the laughs and the tears, the failures and successes as I navigate the waters--
Against the Current in the Silent Service.
U.S.S. CAMBRIA (APA-36)
"Ninety percent of you volunteered for Vietnam. We will carry out our very important role in that mission here."
Commanding Officer USS Cambria
RW's Award Winning Debut Memoir
"I was blown away by the intensity of the story..one of the most unique memoirs I have ever read...most entertaining as well...a briliant and moving story that had me hooked to the end."
--- Rabia Tanveer, Readers' Favorites