Lieutenant Commander Waymando W. Brown
LCDR Waymando W. Brown began his military career by enlisting in the United States Coast Guard in 2005. He completed Boot Camp at TRACEN Cape May as part of Recruit Company Sierra-171. He served as a Marine Science Technician and was assigned to Sector San Francisco from 2005-2009. In 2008 LCDR Brown completed his Bachelors Degree in Communications Studies from California State University, Sacramento. In 2009 he transferred to Maritime Safety and Security Team 91105 until 2011. As part of the Waterside Security Division at MSST 91105 he qualified as a Tactical Crewman and Boarding Team Member.
In 2012, LCDR Brown completed the Reserve Officer Candidate Indoctrination Program and received his commission as an officer in the United States Coast Guard. His first assignment was at Marine Safety Unit (MSU) Savannah as the Enforcement Division Chief. While assigned to MSU Savannah, LCDR Brown took on a one-year assignment as the Military Outload Liaison at Sector Guam.
In 2015, LCDR Brown then transferred to Port Security Unit (PSU) 308 in Gulfport, MS. While at PSU 308 he served as the Weapons Division Officer and the Shoreside Security Division Officer. In 2017 LCDR Brown deployed to Puerto Rico where he led a team consisting of members from PSU 308 and PSU 307 to assist in the humanitarian effort after Hurricane Maria.
In 2018, LCDR Brown transferred to Sector Charleston. While at Sector Charleston he worked in the Emergency Management and Force Readiness Department and conducted exercises targeted at building and sustaining the Reserve workforce’s incident management skills and capabilities. LCDR Brown was detailed in both 2019 and 2020 to the Coast Guard Academy to assist the Officer and Accessions Cadre with ROCI 01-19 and 01-20 as an Assistant Platoon Officer.
In 2021, LCDR Brown transferred to PSU 305 located in Fort Eustis, VA. LCDR Brown served as the Engineering Officer at PSU 305 and mobilized as part of the team that decommissioned MARSECDET in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. LCDR Brown assumed duties as the Executive Officer of PSU 305 in July 2023.
In 2018, LCDR Brown won the Captain Witherspoon Inspirational Leadership award. He has earned the Port Security Unit Insignia (Gold), Advanced Boat Forces Insignia (Gold and Pewter) and Marine Safety Insignia. LCDR Brown’s other awards include the Coast Guard Commendation Medal, Coast Guard Achievement Medal (6) as well as other various unit and personal awards.
In his civilian career LCDR Brown is a Special Agent for the Department of Justice. LCDR Brown lives in Atlanta, GA with his wife and two daughters.
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