Brown, James, CMC

Command Master Chief
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Command Master Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
9580-Command Master Chief
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Command Master Chief
Primary Unit
2009-2012, NRD Houston, TX
Previously Held NEC
RM-2304-Morse Code Operator
RM-2342-Teletype Repairman
RM-2343-Communications Maintainer
RM-2346-Low Level Keying Teletype Maintenance
RM-2321-Surface Communications Systems Operator
RM-2318-Communications System Technical Control Operator
RM-2313-Independent Duty Radioman
IT-0000-Information Systems Technician
Service Years
1981 - 2012
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Order of the Ditch
Order of the Rock
Panama Canal
Persian Excursion
Plank Owner
Realm of the Czars
Seven Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

Senior Chief Petty Officer of the Command Master Chief Petty Officer of the Command US Navy Retired 30 Standing NATO Maritime Group 1

Recruiting Command of Excellence

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Navy Chief Initiated

Persian Gulf Yacht Club Cold War Medal Persian Excursion Cold War Veteran

Cold War Veteran Excellence Award for the best Communication Departments Command & Control Excellence Award Efficiency Excellence Award

Retention Excellence Awards

 Military Association Memberships
Fleet Reserve Association (FRA)Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV)United Services Automobile Association (USAA)American Legion
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)United States Naval InstituteUnited States Navy Radioman Association (USNRMA)The Tin Can Sailors Radio Net
  1992, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1994, Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) - Assoc. Page
  2002, United Services Automobile Association (USAA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2004, American Legion [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2012, United States Naval Institute [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2012, United States Navy Radioman Association (USNRMA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2012, The Tin Can Sailors Radio Net [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
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 Ribbon Bar
Surface Warfare Enlisted Badge
Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist Badge

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1982, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA), 100
 Duty Stations
RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San Diego, CAHQ, Service School Command (Faculty/Staff) San Diego, CAUSS Meyerkord (DE/FF-1058)HQ, Service School Command (Faculty/Staff) San Diego, CA
USS Mahlon S. Tisdale (FFG-27)USS New Orleans (LPH-11)COMPHIBGRU 3 (CPG 3)/COMPHIBRON 3USS Peleliu (LHA-5)
Advancement Schools and CoursesNCTS Diego GarciaNSF Diego GarciaUSS Bunker Hill (CG-52)
USS Stethem (DDG-63)Commander, Naval Surface Force, Pacific (COMNAVSURFPAC)/Cruiser Destroyer Group 5 USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63)Navy Personnel Command (NAVPERSCOM - NPC)
Naval Network Warfare Command (NNWC)/Mediterranean/ NaplesNSA Naples, ItalyEURCENT/NCTS Det Naples, ItalyNavy Senior Enlisted Academy (NSEA)
USS Barry (DDG-52)NRD Houston, TX
  1981-1981, RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San Diego, CA
  1981-1982, HQ, Service School Command (Faculty/Staff) San Diego, CA
  1982-1983, RM-2304, HQ, Service School Command (Faculty/Staff) San Diego, CA
  1982-1986, RM-2342, USS Meyerkord (DE/FF-1058)
  1983-1983, HQ, Service School Command (Faculty/Staff) San Diego, CA
  1984-1984, RM-2342, HQ, Service School Command (Faculty/Staff) San Diego, CA
  1985-1985, HQ, Service School Command (Faculty/Staff) San Diego, CA
  1986-1988, RM-2343, USS Mahlon S. Tisdale (FFG-27)
  1988-1988, RM-2321, HQ, Service School Command (Faculty/Staff) San Diego, CA
  1988-1989, RM-2346, USS New Orleans (LPH-11)
  1988-1990, RM-2321, COMPHIBGRU 3 (CPG 3)/COMPHIBRON 3
  1989-1990, RM-2321, USS Peleliu (LHA-5)
  1990-1991, RM-2318, (RM) Radioman C School
  1991-1991, RM-2313, HQ, Service School Command (Faculty/Staff) San Diego, CA
  1991-1991, RM-2318, HQ, Service School Command (Faculty/Staff) San Diego, CA
  1991-1992, RM-2318, NCTS Diego Garcia
  1991-1992, RM-2318, NSF Diego Garcia
  1992-1994, RM-2318, USS Bunker Hill (CG-52)
  1994-1998, RM-2318, USS Stethem (DDG-63)
  1998-1999, RM-2318, Commander, Naval Surface Force, Pacific (COMNAVSURFPAC)/Cruiser Destroyer Group 5
  1998-1999, RM-2318, USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63)
  1999-2002, IT-0000, Navy Personnel Command (NAVPERSCOM - NPC)
  2002-2006, IT-0000, Naval Network Warfare Command (NNWC)/Mediterranean/ Naples
  2002-2006, IT-0000, NSA Naples, Italy
  2002-2006, IT-0000, EURCENT/NCTS Det Naples, Italy
  2006-2006, 9580, Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (NSEA)
  2006-2009, 9580, USS Barry (DDG-52)
  2009-2012, NRD Houston, TX
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1983-1983 Cold War Incident - KAL Flight 007 Shootdown (Sea of Japan)
  1985-1985 TWA 847 Hijack Incident (Lebanon)
  1987-1987 Operation Earnest Will (Iran)
  1990-1990 Gulf War/Defense of Saudi Arabia Campaign/Intercept Operations in Arabian Gulf
  1992-2003 Operation Southern Watch (Iraq)
  1997-2003 Operation Northern Watch (Iraq)
  1999-1999 Operation Noble Anvil (Allied Force)
 Reflections on Service
Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Navy?
Whether you were in the service for several years or as a career, please describe the direction or path you took. What was your reason for leaving?
If you participated in any military operations, including combat, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, please describe those which were the most significant to you and, if life-changing, in what way.
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which one was your least favorite?
From your entire service, including combat, describe the personal memories which have impacted you most?
What achievement(s) are you most proud of from your military career? If you received any medals, awards, formal presentations or qualification badges for significant achievement or valor, please describe how these were earned.
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or any other memorabilia, please describe those which are the most meaningful to you and why?
Which individual(s) from your time in the military stand out as having the most positive impact on you and why?
What profession did you follow after your military service and what are you doing now? If you are currently serving, what is your present occupational specialty?
In what ways has serving in the military influenced the way you have approached your life and your career? What do you miss most about your time in the service?
Based on your own experiences, what advice would you give to those who have recently joined the Navy?
In what ways has helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended 
University of Maryland University CollegeExcelsior College
  2000-2000, State Technical Institute at Memphis TN
  2000-2000, Southwest Tennessee Community College
  2003-2006, University of Maryland University College
  2011-2012, Excelsior College
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