Salutations to all! I am Commander Baron Brown, and I am a Coast Guard Reserve Officer that has been placed on active duty to work as an Admissions Officer for the Coast Guard Academy (CGA). I’ve been in the Coast Guard since 1988, and I started with the CGA in July 2013. Accordingly, traveling nationwide to find the best and the brightest students for the Coast Guard Academy is my primary mission.
When I started with the Coast Guard, I was a junior petty officer specializing in law enforcement. Once I became a commissioned officer in 1991, I began to develop even deeper expertise in federal and state law enforcement, intelligence, national security and operational security. This expertise was gained through five years of duty in expeditionary warfare, which included national and overseas deployments, including missions in South Korea, Kuwait and Bahrain. During these missions, I served as an Intelligence and Operational Security Officer. In my most recent assignments, I’ve served as a Senior Reserve Officer in both California and Oregon. As a Senior Reserve Officer, I’ve been activated for multiple national emergencies, such as the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill of national significance in 2010.
In my “civilian life,” when not serving on active duty, I am a college professor of Criminal Justice at a California community college, and I have given hundreds of students advice on their academic and professional careers. This is a “second career” for me; I was a sergeant with a large law enforcement agency, and I enjoyed a 20-year law enforcement career. Currently I hold master’s degrees in both Public Administration and Business Administration, a bachelor’s in Criminal Justice and I am working on a doctorate in Business Administration. On a more personal level, I’ve also been a foster parent and a public speaker for non-profit organizations that advocate for children’s rights.
With this breadth of life experience and professional experience, I take the job of Admissions Officer very seriously. Accordingly, I take great pleasure in helping the best and the brightest applicants and prospects explore their interest in the U.S Coast Guard Academy.
CDR Baron Brown
United States Coast Guard Academy