Rear Admiral Erroll M. Brown, USCG
Source: US Coast Guard

Biographical Data

A 1972 graduate of the U. S. Coast Guard Academy, Rear Admiral Brown majored in Marine Engineering. At the University of Michigan he earned a masters degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and a second masters in Industrial and Operations Engineering. A Masters of Business Administration degree was awarded to Rear Admiral Brown in 1986 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In 1994, he graduated from the Naval War College with a masters degree in National Security and Strategic Studies.

Rear Admiral Brown has served as Damage Control Assistant and Assistant Engineer Officer aboard the Coast Guard Icebreaker BURTON ISLAND (WAGB-283), and Maintenance Type Deck Officer, Eleventh Coast Guard District, Naval Engineering Branch. At Coast Guard Headquarters, he served in the Small Boat Branch as the supervisor for two resident inspection officers, overseeing their small boat construction projects. Rear Admiral Brown was assigned as Engineer Officer aboard the Coast Guard Cutter JARVIS (WHEC-725), was an instructor in the Marine Engineering Department at the U. S. Coast Guard Academy, and served as Executive Officer aboard Coast Guard Cutter RUSH (WHEC-723). A Program Reviewer in the Office of the Chief of Staff, Programs Division in Coast Guard Headquarters, he has also served as the Military Assistant to the Secretary of Transportation. Rear Admiral Brown was assigned as Chief, Budget Division, Office of the Chief of Staff in Coast Guard Headquarters. Most recently, he was Commanding Officer, USCG Integrated Support Command, Portsmouth, VA. He is currently Commander, Maintenance and Logistics Command Atlantic, Norfolk, VA.

A registered Professional Engineer (PE) in Virginia, Rear Admiral Brown coauthored a University of Michigan Text with Professor Harry Benford entitled Ship Replacement and Prediction of Economic Life. He presented this paper before the 25th Annual Collogium of Shipbuilders at the University of Hamburg in Hamburg, Germany.

A long-standing active member of the American Society of Naval Engineers, Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers and the American Society of Engineering Educators, Rear Admiral Brown has held offices at various organizational levels. He also serves as a Program Evaluator for the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

Rear Admiral Brown's awards include: Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Secretary's Award for Meritorious Achievement, U. S. Coast Guard Commendation Medal (2 Awards), Unit Commendation, Meritorious Unit Commendation, National Defense Service Medal, Special Operations Ribbon (3 awards), Bicentennial Unit Commendation Ribbon, Antarctica Service Medal, Arctic Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Expert Rifleman Medal and the Expert Pistol Shot Medal.

Rear Admiral Brown is married to the former Monica Hayes of Groton, CT, and they have two children; Elise-Estee and Aaron.


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