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Rear Admiral Nancy Elizabeth Brown:

Military Branch:United States Navy
Position: Vice Director for Command, Control, Communications, and Computer Systems (J6),
Rear Admiral Nancy Brown is a native of Glen Cove, N.Y. She was raised in Marion, Ill., and is a 1973 graduate of Stephens College in Columbia, Mo. Following completion of Officer Candidate School in Newport, R.I., in June 1974, Rear Adm. Brown reported to her first duty station, Naval Communications Station, Norfolk, Va. She was assigned as Communications Watch Officer, followed by Automation Officer and Personnel Officer. She then served as the Special Projects and Manpower Requirements Officer at the Naval Telecommunications Command in Washington, D.C.
After her tour in Washington, Rear Adm. Brown attended Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., where she earned a Master of Science Degree in Communications Systems Management. She was then assigned to the Defense Commercial Communications Office at Scott Air Force Base in Belleville, Ill. This joint tour qualified Rear Adm. Brown as a Proven Subspecialist in Communications and led to her designation as a Joint Specialty Officer (JSO). From this joint assignment, Rear Adm. Brown was enrolled in the Junior Course at the Naval War College in Newport. Completion of this course led to the awarding of a Master of Arts Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies. Her follow-on assignment was as the Officer in Charge, Naval Radio and Receiving Facility Kami Seya, Japan.
Returning from overseas, Rear Adm. Brown was assigned to the Joint Tactical Command, Control and Communications Agency in Washington. After this second joint tour, she was assigned as the Executive Officer (XO) at the Naval Communications Station in San Diego, Calif. A major segment of this tour was devoted to the establishment of the Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station, San Diego, a Major Shore Command. Upon completing this XO tour, Rear Adm. Brown was enrolled in the Senior Course at the Army War College in Carlisle, Pa.
In August 1993, Rear Adm. Brown assumed command of Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station Cutler, Downeast, Maine. After completing her command tour, she was selected for assignment to the National Security Council staff at the White House where she reported for duty in August 1995. In July 1997, Rear Adm. Brown assumed command of the Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Atlantic, a Major Shore Command, headquartered in Norfolk.
Completing her command tour in June 1999, Rear Adm. Brown returned to the White House as the Deputy Director, White House Military Office. While serving as Deputy Director, White House Military Office, Rear Adm. Brown was selected for Rear Admiral (lower half). In October 2000, she reported to the Chief of Naval Operations as Deputy Director and Fleet Liaison, Space, Information Warfare, Command and Control (N6B). She assumed duties as Vice Director for Command, Control, Communications, and Computer Systems (J6), the Joint Staff in August 2002.
Rear Adm. Brown's decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and the National Defense Service Medal (with Bronze Star).
Updated: 17 October 2002

 

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