Herbert is a native of Upper Marlboro, Maryland. He is a U.S. Navy academic scholarship recipient and graduated from Capitol Technology University with a Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology, in June 1988. Herb graduated from the U.S. Navy Officer Commissioning School (OCS) in Newport, Rhode Island and was commissioned Ensign in November 1988. His active duty tours include USS El Paso (LKA-117) and USS Charleston (LKA-113). Herb served as the Electrical Officer aboard the USS Charleston. After sea duty, Herb was also assigned to Commander, Atlantic Training Command (COMTRALANT) and is a plank-owner of the Commander, Afloat Training Group Atlantic (COMAFLOATRAGRULANT). At COMAFLOATRAGRULANT, Herb was the officer-in-charge for several major programs, including the consolidation of several U.S. Navy training facilities throughout the Atlantic coast U.S. Navy bases. Herb also served in Desert Shield/Desert Storm and deployed with the USS Charleston to the Mediterranean Sea to support the war effort.
After being honorably discharged from the military, Herb has worked as a business consultant for several companies in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, supporting major federal organizations and programs. Herb continues to work on major military programs by providing systems engineering and technical assistance (SETA) expertise. While working for the U.S. Army Headquarters Department of the Army at the Pentagon during 9/11, Herb survived the attack on that fateful day and made a personal commitment to continue supporting our military active duty and veterans through volunteership.
Herb is passionate about volunteering and serves in several organizations including the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), American Legion, USO, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Sterling Volunteer Fire Company (SVFC), Loudoun County Fire & Rescue (LCFR), Knights of Columbus, Got Your 6, Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Leesburg Composite Squadron, Honor Flight Capital Region, National Rifle Association (NRA), InfraGard, Wreaths Across America, Warriors to Lourdes, Rotary Club of Sterling, Loudoun County election officer, Capital Technology University Career mentor, Microsoft Alumni Network, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. Herb is also an alumni of the FBI Citizens Academy, Loudoun County Sheriff's Office Citizens Academy, and the Fairfax County Citizens Police Academy. Herb is married to his wonderful, loving, supportive wife Liberty, has two boys Josiah and Jaeden. Herb is married to his wonderful, loving, supportive wife Liberty and they have two boys. They are proud members of the community living in Potomac Falls, Virginia.