All GERMS operations are entirely run by students. A body of elected and appointed student officers manages the organization. The President, elected each spring by the general membership, oversees the organization as a whole with the assistance of three Vice Presidents.
The Vice President of Staff, Vice President of Operations, and the Vice President of Education oversee specific departments within the organization, appointing various directors to fulfill the needs and goals of their respective departments.
The Crew Chief Council is the deciding body for all protocol and operational measures. It consists of the Crew Chiefs, the highest rank in GERMS. It is chaired by the Captain, who is elected by the Crew Officers. The Captain is in charge of performing monthly quality improvement/quality assurance control measures.