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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 as a Christian Leaders Alliance Funeral Officiant, 17 May 2024, 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 the Admissions/Marketing Coordinator of Glenbridge Health and Rehabilitation.

My occupations before and after the US Navy:

Admissions/Marketing Coordinator
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


Christian Wedding Officiant
Life Coach Certificate
Deployment Map
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