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David Lee Brown is a retired US Navy Independent Duty Hospital Corpsman with a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science from George Washington University. He was born in Colorado, raised in Orlando, Florida, saved, and born again in the First Baptist Church Pine Castle in Orlando in 1979. He is currently a resident of Boone, North Carolina, with his precious wife, Sharee, and his family. He is a Christian, Evangelist, Treasurer of the Boone Camp of The Gideons International, and American Legion Post 130 Chaplain, with a passion for Biblical studies and virtually every category of science.  Awarded a Master of Chaplaincy Certificate on 19 June 2018. Certified as a Commissioned Pastor by Christian Leaders Institute, 20 November 2022.  Certified by Christian Leaders Alliance as a Licensed Christian Wedding Officiant, and trained in Pre-Marriage counseling. In his spare time, he is a wood turner, pen-turner, and link post blogger at Brown Family Market David is currently employed as a Maintenance Technician at Bluegreen Vacations.



My occupations before and after the US Navy:


Maintenance Technician

USPS Rural Carrier Associate

Licensed Insurance Agent

Seasonal Associate at Samaritans Purse

Business Office Manager at a Skilled Nursing Facility

Medical Practice Manager

Health and Life insurance  

Food Quality Assurance

Business Development Manager


Bagging and Stocking groceries for Publix

Loading Dock of a fruit and veggie distributor

Filling building materials orders for Scotty’s Lumber

Bussing tables at Pizza Inn


My Military Career in the United States Navy, 1984-2004


Military Schools:

Boot Camp, Great Lakes, IL

Hospital Corps School, Great Lakes, IL

Fleet Marine Force School, Camp Johnson, NC

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) School, Pensacola, FL

Ambulance Driver Course, Pensacola, FL

Surface Force Independent Duty Hospital Corps School, Portsmouth, VA

Medical Management of Chemical and Biological Casualties Course,

          USAMRICD, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD – Chemical Warfare

          USAMRIID, Fort Detrick, MD – Biological Warfare


Duty Stations:

Naval Hospital, Pensacola, FL

Branch Clinic, Naval Air Station, Pensacola, FL

Inspector/Instructor, Marine Corps Reserve Center, Newport News, VA

French Creek Clinic, 2nd FSSG, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, NC

Naval Hospital, Cherry Point, NC

2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, NC

Naval Hospital, Camp Lejeune, NC



Small Boat Cruise, Midshipmen Training, US Naval Academy, Annapolis, VA

UNITAS, aboard the USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) (Dock Landing Ship)

East Africa, aboard the USS Mt Whitney (LCC 20) (Amphibious Command Ship)


Field Operations:

Field Operation, Quantico, VA

Field Operation, Fort Brag, NC

Tank Warfare Training, 29 Palms, CA

Joint US and Greek field operation, Thessaloniki, Greece

Joint US and Ecuadorian River Combat Training, Ecuador

Joint US and Peruvian Combat and Jungle Survival Training, Iquitos, Peru

Joint US and South African Beach Assault Training, South Africa

Beach Assault Training, Ghana, Africa

Helicopter Assault and Deployment Training, Djibouti, Africa

Ordinance Disposal Assist Visit, Asmara, Eritrea, Africa


Ports and Cities Visited During Deployments:

New York, NY

Boston, MA

Ceiba, Puerto Rico

Cartagena, Columbia

Panama City, Panama (Panama Canal Passage)

Iquitos and Lima, Peru (September 11, 2001)

Talcahuano, Chile

Punta Arenas, Chile

Puerto Belgrano, Argentina

Rio de Janeiro, Naval Base Ilha das Cobras, Brazil

Cape Town, Table Mountain, Boulders Park & Cape of Good Hope, South Africa

Mankwadze Ghana, Beach cookout, hosted by the Ghana Army

Barcelona, Spain

San Giljan, Malta

(Suez Canal Passage)

Asmara, Eritrea

Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti

Nairobi, Kenya

Victoria, Seychelles Islands


Shipboard Awards:

Order of the Ditch (Panama Canal & Suez Canal Passage)

Shell Back (Equator crossing “Rite of Passage”)

Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist


Navy Service Awards:

Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2)

Navy Unit Commendation

Meritorious Unit Commendation

Good Conduct Medal (5)

Fleet Marine Force Ribbon

National Defense Service Medal (2)

Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal

Armed Forces Service Medal

Sea Service Deployment Ribbon

Navy Pistol Ribbon

Deployment Map
Chaplain Certificate
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