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Joint Service Academy Networking Breakfast

  • 14 Nov 2018
  • 07:00 - 08:30
  • St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Norfolk, Va.


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Please join us for some coffee, a bagel, and conversation with your fellow academy grads.

All USNA alumni, alumni from other service academies, and their guests are welcome to our Joint Service Academy Networking Breakfast.

Join us for some early morning camaraderie, support for local area service academy alumni, and networking. There is no cost to attend, but please register to let us know you'll be there.

Our speaker this month
Vice Admiral Brian Brown graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1986. His education includes a Bachelor of Science in Oceanography from the U.S. Naval Academy, a Master of Science in Oceanography from the University of California San Diego and a Master of Science in Meteorology and Physical Oceanography from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School.

Upon commissioning, he initially served as a surface warfare officer and transferred to naval oceanography in 1990. He now serves as a member of the Navy’s Information Warfare community. He is also qualified to wear the U.S. Air Force Space Operations Badge. 

As a flag officer, Brown commanded the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, served as deputy commander, Joint Functional Component Command for Space, U.S. Strategic Command, and directed programming for information warfare capabilities as Director, Warfare Integration (OPNAV N2N6F) on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations. In 2014, he was appointed as the head of the Navy’s Space Cadre. 

At sea, Brown served aboard USS Frederick (LST 1184) as a deck division and navigation/administration officer. As an oceanographer, he served as mobile environmental team officer on the staff of Commander, Destroyer Squadron 31; as battle force oceanographer/scheduler on the staff of Commander, Carrier Group 8 aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71); and, as fleet oceanographer on the staff of Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet aboard USS La Salle (AGF 3) in Gaeta, Italy. 

Ashore, Brown commanded the Naval Atlantic Meteorology and Oceanography Facility Jacksonville and the Naval Oceanographic Office. Other shore tours include operations officer, Naval Pacific Meteorology and Oceanography Facility San Diego; assignment/placement officer and assistant oceanography community manager, Navy Personnel Command; deputy commander, Naval Oceanography Operations Command; executive officer, Naval Oceanographic Office; undersea warfare program manager for Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command; and, executive assistant to the oceanographer and navigator of the Navy, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV N2/N6E). 

In June 2018, he assumed command of Naval Information Forces.

St. Timothy Lutheran Church
1051 Kempsville Rd.
Norfolk, VA 23502

We are always looking for coffee sponsors! For $60 you can be a Networking Breakfast sponsor which entitles you to a three-minute spot to talk about your organization or business. Your contribution pays for the coffee and some donuts or bagels.

If you want to be a coffee sponsor, contact Adam Kinnear '94 - adamkinnear@1994.usna.com or 757-580-5087.

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