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CDR Nate Brown

Alumni Director

Commander Nate Brown ’98, U.S. Navy (retired) joined the staff Dec. 1 as the alumni director.

CDR Brown graduated from Virginia Tech with a bachelor’s degree in political science and minors in leadership studies and history in 1998. He was a member of Golf Company his freshman and sophomore years, Foxtrot Company his junior year, and Echo Company his senior year.

Upon graduation, he was commissioned in the U.S. Navy and served on active duty for 23 years as a surface warfare officer.

Sea duty assignments included damage control assistant, USS Elrod (FFG 55); navigator, USS Gettysburg (CG 64); chief engineer, USS Porter (DDG 78); chief engineer, USS San Jacinto (CG 56); and executive officer, USS Ramage (DDG 61).

Ashore, CDR Brown served as a Naval ROTC instructor at Virginia Military Institute, staff officer on the Chief of Naval Operations Staff at the Pentagon, operational planner at Naval Forces Central Command/Fifth Fleet, maritime planner at the Joint Enabling Capabilities Command, and maritime planner/training officer at Second Fleet.

CDR Brown earned master’s degrees from Troy University and the U.S. Naval War College. He is a graduate of the U.S. Navy’s Maritime Advanced Warfare School.