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Commander Christopher R. Brown
Executive Officer

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CDR Brown was commissioned via the Enlisted Commissioning Program at the University of Florida NROTC.  Prior to earning his commission he served as an enlisted Photographer’s Mate (PH) with tours in USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70), the Defense Information School, and the Office of Naval Intelligence. 

CDR Brown’s Division Officer Tours were in USS VICKSBURG. During his first tour he spent time as A, E, and R Division Officer, and VBSS Officer. He later fleeted up to Damage Control Assistant. 
 
CDR Brown’s post Division Officer shore tour was at Defense Threat Reduction Agency as a Test Program Director.
 
Following his shore tour CDR Brown served in COMDESRON 40 as N51, focused on Theater Security Cooperation and Strategic Communications.
 
CDR 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 JPME I via the Air Command and Staff College via distance learning.
 
Following his Department Head tours he served as COMDESRON 40 Chief Staff Officer.
 
CDR Brown began his tour as Executive Officer in USS HUE CITY (CG 66) in November 2017.
 
CDR Brown’s personal awards included the Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal (2 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (5 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3 awards) and various personal and unit commendations.