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CAPT Scott M. Brown, USN
CAPT Scott M. Brown, USN
Commander, Norfolk Naval Shipyard
Portsmouth, Virginia

CAPT Scott Brown joined the Navy under the Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidate Program. He was commissioned with distinction from Officer Candidate School in September 1991, and then completed Nuclear Power and Surface Warfare Officer training.

In June 1993, he reported to USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) serving as Machinery Division Officer.

In July 1996, he reported to Naval Nuclear Power Training Unit, Ballston Spa as an instructor and Plant Evaluation Officer where he supervised operational performance and maintenance on two power plants.

In October 2001, he reported to USS Dwight D Eisenhower (CVN 69) as Reactor Electrical Assistant. During the ship’s Refueling Complex Overhaul, his tour encompassed completion of production work and extended well into the testing phase of the overhaul.

After completing Engineering Duty Officer School, Brown reported to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY) in March 2004. He served as Non Nuclear Assistant Project Superintendent (APS) for the Engineered Refueling Overhaul of USS Norfolk (SSN 714), and as Nuclear APS for the Engineered Overhaul of USS Providence (SSN 719). He completed his tour as Deputy Project Superintendent for the 7-3 Selected Restricted Availability of Submarine NR-1.

From August 2006 to August 2008, he served as Carrier Maintenance Branch Head and NNSY Program Manager at U.S. Fleet Forces Command Ship Maintenance Directorate (N43).

From January 2009 to June 2012, he served as Reactor Officer aboard CVN 71, and led the ship through a combat deployment and refueling overhaul.

In June 2012, he reported to NNSY as the Production Resources Officer. He served in this capacity until September 2014 when he assumed command as NNSY’s 107th Shipyard Commander.

He is a 1991 graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Physics. He also earned a Masters of Business Administration from the University at Albany, and a Master of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering and an Engineer Degree in Nuclear Engineering, both from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Brown is authorized to wear the Meritorious Service Medal (2 awards), Navy Commendation Medal (4 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2 awards), Armed Forces Service Medal (2 awards) and a number of unit and campaign awards.