brewer.jpg (71538 bytes) NAME: REAR ADMIRAL DAVID L. BREWER, III, USN


Rear Admiral David L. Brewer, III, began his distinguished naval career May 17, 1970, when he was commissioned an Ensign in the U.S. Navy by former Secretary of the Navy, Senator John Chafee (Rhode Island). He was a member of the first graduating class of the Naval ROTC Unit at Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, Texas, a historically black university.

Rear Admiral Brewer's first assignment was as the Electronics Warfare Officer aboard the guided missile cruiser USS LITTLE ROCK (CLG 4). In his follow on tour with the Naval Recruiting District, Memphis, TN, he served as the Minority Recruiting Officer. He returned to sea to serve as the Combat Information Center Officer aboard the guided missile cruiser USS CALIFORNIA (CGN 36).

In 1977, Rear Admiral Brewer attended the Surface Warfare Officers Department Head School in Newport, RI. His following tour was as the Weapons Officer aboard the guided missile cruiser USS WILLIAM H. STANDLEY (CG-32). He reported to the amphibious helicopter carrier USS OKINAWA (LPH-3), to serve as Engineering Officer. He served as Executive Officer of the tank landing ship USS FRESNO (LST 1182).

Rear Admiral Brewer reported to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OP-13), Washington, D.C., as the Enlisted Community Manager for Combat Systems Ratings. He returned to sea to command the tank landing ship USS BRISTOL COUNTY (LST 1198). During his command tour, BRISTOL COUNTY earned several awards, including the Battle Efficiency "E".

In 1988, he was hand-selected by Admiral C.A.H. Trost, Chief of Naval Operations, as his Special Assistant for Equal Opportunity. In this capacity, he was the advisor to the Navy’s top leadership, and the CNO’s personal representative at equal opportunity forums nationwide.

Following his second command tour aboard the USS MOUNT WHITNEY (LCC-20), Second Fleet’s Flagship, Rear Admiral Brewer attended the Senior Officers Course at the Naval War College, Newport, RI.

In December 1993, he was nominated for promotion to the rank of Rear Admiral (Lower Half). His initial tour as flag officer was as Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Marianas/Commander in Chief U.S. Pacific Command Representative Guam/Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands/Federated States of Micronesia/Republic of Palau. His next assignment was as Commander, Amphibious Group THREE, where he was promoted to Rear Admiral (Upper Half) in July 1997.

Rear Admiral Brewer reported to his current position as the Vice Chief of Naval Education and Training in Pensacola, FL, on March 30, 1999.

Rear Admiral Brewer's personal awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (with gold star in lieu of second award), Meritorious Service Medal (with gold star in lieu of second award), and the Navy Achievement Medal.

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