Brown, Charles, BUCS

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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Senior Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
BU-5907-Advanced Builder
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
2014-2015, BU-5907, Navy Beach Group 1 (NBG-1)/Amphibious Construction Battalion One (ACB-1)
Previously Held NEC
MS-3527-Culinary Specialist
Service Years
1987 - 2015
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Operation Desert Storm
Brotherhood of the Desert Bees
Cold War
Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Order of the Dirt Sailor
Order of the Ditch
Order of the Rock
Order of the Sand Sailor
Order of the Magellan
Panama Canal
Persian Excursion
Sandbox Sailor Operation Iraqi Freedom
Suez Canal
Six Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

US European Command US Pacific Command United States Africa Command

 Unofficial Badges 

Sea Bees Badge US Navy Honorable Discharge Persian Gulf Yacht Club Cold War Medal

Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Navy Chief Initiated Order of the Golden Dragon Persian Excursion

Logistics Management Excellence Award Efficiency Excellence Award

 Military Association Memberships
Post 225United Services Automobile Association (USAA)Selfridge Chief Petty Officers Association
  1999, American Legion, Post 225 (Recorder) (Lansing, Michigan) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2005, International Chief Petty Officers Association
  2010, United Services Automobile Association (USAA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, Selfridge Chief Petty Officers Association
  2014, American Legion, Post 36 (Recorder) (Kalamazoo, Michigan) [Verified] - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
After a successful career as a Chef, I decided to utilize my college education and go into business for myself, choosing to try my hand in the construction trades, falling back on the things I learned growing up on the farm and through working with my grandfather -- carpentry, masonry, and steelwork. I started Empire Construction Enterprises, LLC ( in 1999 [originally formed as CL Brown's Aquatic Services in 1997), and have been serving the greater Southwest Michigan area from Muskegon to Ann Arbor and as far South as Indiana. I had the priviledge of working with some of the most talented Civil Engineers and 'Seabee' construction workers that the Navy had to offer. Between 2003 and 2013, I spent over six and a half years as a mobilized Reservist, (more like part-time Navy because there was a business still operating at home) deployed around the world to Crete, Italy, Spain, Germany, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Diego Garcia (BIOT), Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Comoros Island, Djibouti, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
Other Comments:
At Empire Construction Enterprises, LLC, it is our mission to be the most reliable full-service construction company in Michigan to offer new construction, remodeling, or improvement of single and multi-family homes, kitchens, bathrooms, windows, doors, siding, roofing, additions, garages, luxury swimming pools, and commercial buildings.
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Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist Enlisted Badge
FMF Warfare Specialist Badge
Surface Warfare Enlisted Badge

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1987, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA), 913
 Duty Stations
USS Stump (DD-978)NCR 30NCR 7NMCB 26
22nd Naval Construction Regiment (NCR 22)22nd Naval Construction Regiment (NCR 22)Amphibious Construction Battalion Two ( ACB-2)NMCB 25
Navy Beach Group 1 (NBG-1)/Amphibious Construction Battalion One (ACB-1)
  1988-1991, MS-3527, USS Stump (DD-978)
  2007-2008, BU-0000, NCR 30
  2007-2008, BU-0000, NCR 7
  2008-Present, BU-5907, NMCB 26
  2009-2010, BU-0000, 22nd Naval Construction Regiment (NCR 22)
  2011-2012, BU-0000, 22nd Naval Construction Regiment (NCR 22)
  2013-2014, BU-5907, Amphibious Construction Battalion Two ( ACB-2)
  2014-2014, BU-5907, NMCB 25
  2014-2015, BU-5907, Navy Beach Group 1 (NBG-1)/Amphibious Construction Battalion One (ACB-1)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1988-1988 Operation Bahamas and Turks and Caicos (OPBAT) '88
  2001-2001 OEF - Afghanistan/Consolidation I (2001-06)
  2007-2008 OIF/Iraqi Surge (2007-08)
  2010-2010 OEF - Afghanistan/Consolidation III (2009-11)
  2012-2012 OEF - Afghanistan/Transition I (2011-14)
  2013-2013 OEF - Afghanistan/Transition I (2011-14)
 Colleges Attended 
  1993-1999, Davenport College
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