Vermillion's unit conducted more than 4, 000 sorties and provided surveillance, reconnaissance and close air support to ground force in Iraq. The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group participated in Operation Steel Curtain and Maritime Security Operations.
Operation Steel Curtain provided aerial support for U.S. Marine and Iraqi forces and prevented insurgents from entering Iraq through the Syrian Border.
Vermillion's squadron flies the F/A-18C Hornet, a single-seat, all-weather fighter and attack aircraft that is used for force projection.
Vermillion is a 1992 graduate of Triway High School of Wooster, Ohio.