Career assignments: Founder, G. J. Trautman Enterprises defense and aerospace consulting firm. LTGEN Trautman began his military career as a Marine Corps naval aviator in 1974. Commands included Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169, Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, and the 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade. Key staff assignments included service with the Joint Staff, U. S. Central Command and Headquarters, United States Marine Corps, and Marine Corps Deputy Commandant for Aviation.
Education: B.S., Biology, Pennsylvania State University; M.S., Systems Management, University of Southern California; M.A., International Relations, Salve Regina University. M.A., National Security and Strategic Studies, Naval War College. Awards include Pennsylvania State University Distinguished Alumni Award.