Senior Chief Brown is a native of Southern California and holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of California, Riverside. He has completed the Basic Music, Ceremonial Conductor/Drum Major and the Senior Musician courses at the Naval School of Music.
He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in July of 1993 and served with the 1st Marine Division Band, Camp Pendleton, CA and the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Band, Miramar, CA. In 2001, then Sergeant Brown crossed over into the Navy. He has served in Navy Band Southwest, San Diego, CA, Seventh Fleet Band, Yokosuka, Japan, and US Fleet Forces Band, Norfolk, VA. Senior Chief Brown also served as Head, Rehearsal Division at the Naval School of Music, Virginia Beach, VA, where he taught both "A" and "C" school students from the Army, Navy and Marine Corps.
Before arriving in the Pacific Northwest as the Assistant Director of Navy Band Northwest, Senior Chief Brown was the Assistant Director of Navy Band Southwest in San Diego, CA. His awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (five awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (five awards), Navy Good Conduct Medal (four awards), Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal (two awards), National Defense Service Medal (two awards), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and Navy Rifle Marksmanship Medal.