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Commander Curtis Brown enlisted in the U.S. Navy in September 1989. He completed recruit training in San Diego, CA and aviation electrician’s mate “A” school, NAS Millington, TN.Upon completion of “A” school, he reported to the “Checkertails” of VC-5, NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. As an airman, he qualified as an A-4 plane captain and was assigned to the corrosion control work center. During this tour, he was promoted to petty officer third class through the accelerated advancement program

 

In June 1992, Commander Brown reported to the “Wolfpack” of HSL-45, NAS North Island, CA. During this tour, he was promoted to petty officer second class, became qualified as a H-60B collateral duty inspector and auxiliary power unit turn-up operator. He made a Western Pacific Ocean deployment onboard the USS Chancellorsville (CG 62). In June 1995, he reported to aviation electrician’s mate “A” school as an instructor. During this tour, he was promoted to petty officer first class and earned the master training specialist qualification. In August 1998, he reported to the “Dusty Dogs” of HS-7, NAS Jacksonville, FL. He qualified as an H-60F/H collateral duty quality assurance representative (CDQAR) and auxiliary power unit turn-up operator. During this tour, he made two Mediterranean Sea deployments onboard the USS Enterprise (CVN 65) and the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).
 
Cmdr. Brown was commissioned as an ensign through the Navy limited duty officer program in March 2001. He attended the limited duty officer/chief warrant officer indoctrination school and aviation maintenance officer school at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida. After attending Mustang University in Pensacola, Florida, he reported to aircraft intermediate maintenance department (AIMD), NAS Keflavik, Iceland where he served as the avionics/armament division officer, quality assurance division officer (QAO), maintenance material control officer (MMCO) and assistant officer-in-charge in support of the P-3 aircraft.

 

In October 2003, he reported to the “Liberty Bells” of VAW-115, NAF Atsugi, Japan. During this tour he served as the QAO, MMCO, and assistance maintenance officer (AMO). While at VAW-115, he made numerous deployments onboard the USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). In August 2008, he reported to Naval Air Engineering Service Center (NATEC) where he served as the OIC. In June 2008, he reported to the “Island Knights” of HSC-25, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. During this tour, he served as the aircraft division officer, MMCO and AMO. While at HSC-25, he made a deployment to Camp Buehring, Kuwait and Basra, Iraq where he served as the detachment maintenance officer in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

 

In July 2011, he reported to the “Blue Hawks” of HSM-78, NAS North Island, CA. During this tour he served as the MMCO and AMO. In August 2013, he reported to the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) homeported at Naval Station Norfolk, VA where he served in AIMD as the MMCO and AMO. In November 2015, he reported to Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA) Detachment Whiting Field where he served as the OIC.
 
In March 2018, CDR Brown was selected for commander command (Ashore). He earned his Professional Aviation Maintenance Officer qualification, Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist designation, Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist designation and Master Training Specialist qualification.
 
His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (Four Awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (Five Awards), Army Achievement Medal as well as various other unit campaign medals, awards and ribbons. Commander Brown earned a Master of Arts Degree in Education/Curriculum and Instruction from Phoenix University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Professional Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle University.

 

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