Captain Wesley A. Brown
CAPT Wesley Brown is a native of Dallas, Texas, and a 1983 graduate of Baylor University. He enlisted in the Navy in 1984 as a Fire Control Technician and after a shore tour in San Diego he attended Officer Candidate School in Newport, R.I., and was commissioned an Ensign in 1987.
CAPT Brown then reported as Electrical Officer and Combat Information Center Officer aboard USS Valley Forge (CG 50), deploying to the Western Pacific and to the Arabian Gulf in support of operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm until 1991.
From 1991-1993, CAPT Brown served as an instructor at the Aegis Training Center, Dahlgren, Va. Then, from 1993-1995, he served as Commissioning Operations Officer aboard USS Harper's Ferry (LSD 49), and from 1995-1998 as Operations Officer of Amphibious Squadron Five in San Diego.
CAPT Brown then reported to the Army Command and General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., earning a master's degree in military arts and science in 2000.
From 2000-2002, CAPT Brown served aboard USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) as Executive Officer, completing a deployment to the Mediterranean. In 2002, CAPT Brown reported to Washington, D.C., as a fellow at American Enterprise Institute. Later that year, CAPT Brown returned to Norfolk, Va., where he served as Chief Staff Officer of Amphibious Squadron Eight. He then went to Joint Forces Command as Executive Assistant for Director, Standing Joint Force Headquarters and Requirements and Integration Directorate (J8), completing this tour in 2005.
From 2005 to 2007, CAPT Brown served as Commanding Officer of USS Ponce (LPD 15). CAPT Brown then reported to Tactical Training Group Atlantic in 2007, serving as Expeditionary Warfare Module Head and Executive Officer until 2010.
From Oct 2010 to Aug 2011, CAPT Brown was the 26th commander of Diego Garcia-based Maritime Prepositioining Ship Squadron Two.
CAPT Brown's awards include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service medal, Meritorious Service medal (two awards), Navy Commendation medal (Combat Device, four awards), and Navy Achievement medal.