|Rear Adm. Brown graduated from the U. S. Coast
Guard Academy in 1972. He majored in Marine Engineering and has a masters
degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, with a second masters
in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan.
He was awarded a Masters of Business Administration degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1986 and graduated the Naval War College with a masters degree in National Security and Strategic Studies in 1994. He also completed Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Governmental Programs for Senior Executives in National and International Security.
Rear Adm. Brown has served as Damage Control Assistant and Assistant Engineer Officer aboard the Coast Guard Icebreaker Burton Island and was the patrol boat maintenance type-desk manager for the 11th Coast Guard District's naval engineering branch.
|He's been the Engineer Officer aboard the U.S. Coast Guard
Cutter Jarvis, an instructor with the Marine Engineering Department at
the Coast Guard Academy, and the executive officer aboard USCGC Rush. He
was also the Program Reviewer in the Office of the Chief of Staff, Programs
Division; the Military Assistant to the Secretary of Transportation; the
Chief of the Budget Division, Office of the Chief of Staff; and the supervisor
for two inspection officers in the small boat branch while at Coast Guard
Headquarters. He also served as Commanding Officer, USCG Integrated Support
Command, Portsmouth, VA, and most recently was the Commander for Maintenance
and Logistics Command Atlantic, Norfolk, VA.
Registered as a Professional Engineer in Virginia, He co-authored a University of Michigan text with Professor Harry Benford entitled "Ship Replacement and Prediction of Economic Life". He presented the text before the 25th Annual Collogium of Shipbuilders at the University of Hamburg in Germany.
He is also a long-standing active member with the American Society of Naval Engineers, Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, and the American Society of Engineering Educators and has held offices at various levels with these organizations. He currently serves as the program evaluator for the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
His awards include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (2 awards), Secretary's Award for Meritorious Achievement, and the U. S. Coast Guard Commendation Medal (2 Awards), Unit Commendation, Meritorious Unit Commendation, National Defense Service Medal, Special Operations Ribbon (3 awards), Bicentennial Unit Commendation Ribbon, Antarctica Service Medal, Arctic Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Expert Rifleman Medal and the Expert Pistol Shot Medal.
Rear Adm. Brown is married to the former Monica Hayes of Groton, CT, and they have two children.