Capt. Michael Harman grew up in the state of Connecticut where he was homeschooled until graduating from high school in the summer of 2001. He then attended ALERT Unit 26 Basic Training and ERT from February to August 2002. After completing ERT, the Lord led him to attend Pensacola Christian College from which he graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN-RN) in May of 2007. Shortly after graduating from college, he got married and moved to Virginia where he worked for seven months as a nurse in a Critical Care Unit. Through a series of events, the Lord led Capt. Harman back to ALERT, where he served as the Executive Officer of Basic Training for 8 years, until he was named Commanding Officer of ERT in 2016. Captain Harman took on the added responsibility of directing the Medical Department in the fall of 2016. When not instructing, Capt. Harman enjoys working as a nurse in a local Level 1 trauma center, playing sports, hunting, studying topics of interest, and spending time at home with his wife Sharon and their children.

Graduated High School – 2001
Promoted out of Basic Training Unit 26 – 2002
Worked Residential Construction while attending college
BSN-RN from Pensacola Christian College – 2007
SCUBA Instructor Certification
National Academy of Police Diving/Dive and Recovery
Sawyer training
NREMT/State EMT Certification
Search and Rescue
Extra Class Ham Radio operator (AF5AH)
Urban search and rescue with structural stabilization in Rescue Systems One
FEMA independent study classes in incident command systems and disaster management
Basic Firefighting training
Basic high angle rescue
ACLS Certification
TNCC Certification