Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Hilary G. Herman retired from the United States Army on December 31, 2002 after twenty-seven (27) years of service. During his military service CSM Herman held several key leadership positions in the aviation field.
On April 1, 2002, during his pre-retirement leave from the Army, CSM Herman was offered the opportunity to lead the newly built Bordelais Correctional Facility in Dennery, Saint Lucia.
The major task of this new job offer was the transitioning of the old Her Majesty Prison (HMP) into a modern Correctional Facility, utilizing best known correctional practices but CSM Herman is no stranger to challenges.
On October 1, 2002 he was appointed the first Director of Corrections in Saint Lucia and the facility was officially opened on January 15, 2003.
Director Herman has had many noteworthy accomplishments during his tenure at the Bordelais Correctional Facility such as the establishment of the Emergency Service Team (EST); the implementation of the Farm Development Program; the Inmate Accounts and Commissary System; The School Furniture Repair Program and the Inmate Telephone Monitoring System.
On September 30, 2008 Director Herman’s contract ended with the Government of Saint Lucia. On October 1, 2008 and he was immediately appointed Deputy Director of Corrections in the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) where he worked until he was called back to Saint Lucia and reappointed to his old post of Director of Corrections of Saint Lucia on November 16, 2009.
Director Herman returned to the leadership of the Bordelais Correctional Facility with a passion for implementation of best known correctional practices and educating staff of the science of corrections.
He immediate began working on the revision and develop of policies and standard operating procedures (SOPs) for every aspect of his facility; reorganize the Emergency Service Team (EST) into a more functional Tactical Response Team and to revise and implement new Inmate Treatment Programmes.
In April 2014 Director Herman’s contract was not renewed which afforded him the opportunity to enter the private sector as the General Manager of the only major Import/Export Fish and Seafood Distribution Company on Island. Director Herman remained in the Fish and Seafood Distribution business until October 1, 2019 when he was reappointed to his former position of Director of Correction at the Bordelais Correctional Facility.
Director Herman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice; a Diploma in Business Administration; a Graduate of the Caribbean Security Sector Senior Command Course; a Certificate of Management in Corrections; Small Arms Instructor Qualified (NRA); Certified Air Traffic Controller; licensed Rotary Wing Pilot, Hostage Negotiator Qualified and Certified United States Army Instructor to name a few of his accomplishments.
Director Herman is married with two grown children and three grandchildren. He enjoys working on his Home made dune buggy in his spare time.