Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps
Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps

Lieutenant Jonathan Hemler


Naval Science Instructor
Lieutenant Jonathan Hemler



Lieutenant Jonathan J. Hemler, a native of Central Pennsylvania, graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science.

After commissioning, LT Hemler reported to NAS Pensacola, FL for initial flight training in 2012 and was designated a Naval Aviator in 2013. He reported to Norfolk, VA and completed flight training in the MH-60S with the “Fleet Angels” of HSC-2 in 2014.

In April of 2014, LT Hemler became a proud member of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 28 (HSC-28) in Norfolk, VA. As a “Dragon Whale” he deployed in support of the 24th MEU to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations onboard the USS IWO JIMA (LHD 7).

LT Hemler deployed once again in 2015 with a shore-based detachment to NSA Naples, Italy and served onboard USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) supporting U.S. 6th Fleet operations in the Baltic Sea. He concluded his tour at HSC-28 serving as Assistant Operations Officer until April 2017.

LT Hemler reported to the University of Texas NROTC in May 2017 as an Assistant Professor of Naval Science and air officer. He is married to Elise Hemler.

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