CDR Michael Brown
Commanding Officer, USS Hampton (SSN 767)
Commander Mike Brown, a native of Groton, NY, graduated from Norwich University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering and graduated as a Gravely Scholar from the Navy War College in 2010 with a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies.
Sea tours included various Division Officer assignments on USS PITTSBURGH (SSN 720) from November 2004 to October 2007, Engineer and Weapons Officer on USS TUCSON (SSN 770) from April 2011 to May 2014, and Executive Officer on USS CHICAGO (SSN 721) from October 2016 to December 2018 during which he completed an Engineering Overhaul in Portsmouth, NH, two Western Pacific deployments out of Pearl Harbor, HI, and Western Pacific operations out of Apra Harbor, Guam.
Shore tours included assignments as Submarine Watch Officer and Special Operations Officer for CTF-69, the submarine component of Sixth Fleet in Naples, Italy, the Submarine Squadron 16 Weapons Officer and N7/8/9 in Kings Bay, GA, and a Strategic and Theater Planner at Joint Interagency Task Force West of INDOPACOM in Camp H. M. Smith, HI.
Commander Brown is authorized to wear the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal with Silver Star, Navy Achievement Medal with gold star, and various other unit and personal citations.