spacerExecutive Officer

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spacerChris Brown

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Commander Brown was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He attended high school in Kissimmee, Florida and after graduation enlisted in the U.S. Navy in November 1993. He went to recruit training in Orlando, Florida and “A” school in Pensacola, Florida. He served as a photographer’s mate (PH) with tours in USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70), the Defense Information School, and the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI). While at ONI he was promoted to first class petty officer, earned his Associate’s Degree from the University of Maryland, and was selected as Naval Intelligence Sailor of the Year (2000). He was selected for the enlisted commissioning program and received his commission at the University of Florida via the NROTC program in May 2003.


Cmdr. Brown’s division officer tours were in USS VICKSBURG (CG 69), homeported in Mayport, FL. He spent time as auxiliaries, electrical, repair division officer, and visit, board, search and seizure officer. He later fleeted up to become the damage control assistant.


Ashore, Cmdr. Brown served at Defense Threat Reduction Agency as a test program director at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, NM.


Following his shore tour, Cmdr. Brown served in Commander, Destroyer Squadron FOUR ZERO, based in Mayport, FL. He led theater security cooperation and strategic communications, and public affairs. During this tour he was part of 2010 Haitian Earthquake Relief while embarked in the hospital ship USNS Comfort.


Cmdr. Brown’s department head tours were in USS Mitscher (DDG 57) as weapons officer, combat systems officer, and senior watch officer. During this tour he completed joint professional military education I via the Air Command and Staff College via distance learning.


Post department head he returned to Commander, Destroyer Squadron FOUR ZERO, serving as the chief staff officer. He planned and executed three major humanitarian missions to Central, South America, and the Caribbean, providing care and aid to over 100,000 people.


Cmdr. Brown served as last executive officer in USS Hue City (CG 66), homeported in Mayport, FL, prior to the ship entering the Ship’s Life Extension Program (SLEP).


Cmdr. Brown began his tour as executive officer at Navy Talent Acquisition Group New Orleans in August 2019, and will eventually fleet up to become the commanding officer.


Cmdr. Brown’s personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (six awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards).


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