Vice Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard (Ret.)
Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Environmental Observation Prediction and NOAA Deputy Administrator
36 years of distinguished service in the U.S. Coast Guard, including tours of duty in the Pacific and the Hawaiian Islands.
Vice Admiral Brown served as Deputy Commandant for Mission Support for the U.S. Coast Guard from 2012 to 2014 and as a Coast Guard Commander from 2010 to 2012. Previous duties include:
Assistant Engineering Officer aboard the icebreaker Glacier
Senior Adviser for Transportation to Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad, Iraq.
Military Assistant to the Secretary of Transportation.
Vice Admiral Brown received a B.S. from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, an M.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and an M.S. from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.
Company Profile: President Obama announced the nomination of Vice Admiral Manson K. Brown to the position of Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Environmental Observation and Prediction. The Assistant Secretary oversees the weather forecasting process and satellites and other environmental observing systems.