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Rear Admiral Scott M. Brown

Deputy Commander, Industrial Operations

Rear Adm. Brown is a second generation naval officer who joined the Navy through the Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidate Program. He is a 1991 graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he achieved a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from the University at Albany, and a Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering and an engineering degree in nuclear engineering, both from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Brown served as a nuclear trained surface warfare officer for seven years with tours as machinery division officer and chemistry and radiological controls assistant aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), and as plant evaluation officer at Naval Nuclear Power Training Unit, Ballston Spa where he supervised propulsion plant operational performance and maintenance.

In July 1998, he was selected for a lateral transfer to the Engineering Duty Officer (EDO) community, serving as a nuclear qualified EDO (EDO-N). He served aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) as reactor electrical assistant during the ship’s Refueling Complex Overhaul. Brown then completed tours at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, supervising and managing depot level submarine maintenance, and U.S. Fleet Forces Command Ship Maintenance Directorate (N43) as carrier maintenance branch head and Norfolk Naval Shipyard program manager. He then served as reactor officer aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt, leading the ship through a combat deployment and refueling overhaul; and as the production resources officer for Norfolk Naval Shipyard.

He was afforded the great honor and privilege of command as the 107th commander, Norfolk Naval Shipyard. His subsequent assignment was as the executive assistant to Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command.

Brown assumed his first flag officer assignment duties as director, Fleet Maintenance, U.S. Pacific Fleet, in July 2019.

He now serves as deputy commander, Industrial Operations (SEA 04) where he leads the four public naval shipyards, four supervisors of shipbuilding and repair, Trident Refit Facility Bangor and Ship Repair Facility, Yokosuka Japan.

His decorations include the Legion of Merit (two awards), Navy Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Navy Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), Armed Forces Service Medal (two awards) and various unit and campaign awards.