Vernon S. Brown

Vernon S. Brown


(818) 528-4408

Social Media Enthusiast · Podcaster · Blogger · Web Developer · IS/IT/IT Management Specialist originally from St. Louis, Missouri. Now calling Hawaii home since 1994. I am a reverent admirer of both American and Japanese history, Web 2.0, new media, social media, international travel, and spicy foods. My favorite place to visit is Tokyo, Japan.


A passionate social media evangelist who thrives on teaching everyday people, business professionals, and organizations how to use the tools of the online social web, including blogs, podcasts, RSS readers, wikis, and social networks. My background experience includes:


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Vernon S. Brown


(818) 528-4408

Emergency Management / Homeland Security Specialist · Engineering Supervisor · Work Controls & Industrial Technician · Field Service Engineer seeking a rewarding career opportunity with a progressive organization that best utilizes and challenges my abilities.


Demonstrated ability to determine project objectives, implement job responsibility and efficiently utilize resources to accomplish identified goals. Excellent interpersonal relations and communication skills. Readily establishes and maintains a good working relationship with people of all ages, backgrounds and experience levels. Skills and technical expertise include:

  • Over 22 years of in-depth experience troubleshooting, maintaining and repairing industrial systems.

  • Superior analytical skills; qualified in operating various types of test equipment.

  • Adaptable to new systems, methods and technologies.

  • Experience in working with U.S. Navy submarines, NSW, submersibles, ROV's, and diving systems.

  • 14 years of supervisory / leadership experience.

  • Quality Assurance Craftsman (QAC) for the U.S. Navy.

  • Controlled Material Handler / Inspector (CMPO) for the U.S. Navy.

  • Quality Assurance Inspector (QAI) for the U.S. Navy.

  • Quality Assurance Supervisor (QAS) for the U.S. Navy.

  • Fleet Maintenance Activity (FMA) Planner for the U.S. Navy.

  • 10 years of experience in DSS-SOC (Deep Submergence Systems Scope of Certification).

  • Work controls for production of various jobs for U.S. Naval Shipyards (NAVSEA).

  • Fluent in various computers systems, language and DBase applications.

  • U.S. Navy rigger, rigging gear inspector, Category 1 (CAT 1) and Category 3 (CAT 3) crane operator, crane signalman / supervisor.

  • Advanced composites repair and fabrication technician.

  • U.S. Navy Crane Officer, Licenser, and Accident Investigator.

  • U.S. Navy Safety Officer.

  • Emergency Management / Homeland Security Specialist

  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological Defense Operations Specialist

  • Damage Control Specialist

  • Hold a U.S. Government / NATO Secret Clearance.


  • Troubleshot, repaired and operated various refrigeration, hydraulic, and mechanical systems.

  • Proven ability to identify equipment faults and restore critical systems with minimal down time.

  • Repaired systems to component level under limited conditions and time frames.

  • Developed, implemented and administered a work controls tracking system for U.S. Naval Shipyards (NAVSEA).

  • Worked with U.S. Navy and contractors to develop new underwater systems and applications.

  • Specialized training in the repair and operations of oxygen and hydrogen systems.

  • Experienced with new high tech and experimental diving and underwater systems.

  • Strong working knowledge of Novell Local Area Network and associated hardware.

  • Software familiarity includes Windows OS, MAC OS, Microsoft Office, Power Point, Word, Excel and Adobe products.

  • Strong working knowledge and experience in Microsoft Access 97, 2000, 2002/XP, 2007, 2010.

  • Experienced in computer languages C++, Assembly, VB, HTML, PHP, ASP, and ASP.NET.

  • Experienced in technical aspects and start-up of both audio podcast and video podcast.

  • Strong background in RSS coding and implementation.

  • Skilled in social networking and social media uses and implementation (including use in sensitive Government applications and workplace environments).

  • Supervised a team of 8 Industrial Technicians servicing critical mechanical systems.

  • Responsible for training new technicians in the operations and repair of industrial systems.

  • Provided extensive training for the handling and safeguarding of sensitive material and equipment.

  • Filled a position as the sole second shift work control technician for U.S. Naval Shipyard (NAVSEA) which is normally held by government GS-11/GS-12 positions.

  • Responsible for training of new Engineers on the work control process and submarine systems that are used in the U.S. Navy.

  • Supervised a team of 15 technicians in the maintenance and operational upkeep of a one-of-a-kind U.S. Navy combat submersible.

  • U.S. Navy crane supervisor in charge of lifting vital U.S. Government equipment valued at over a billion dollars.

  • U.S. Navy crane licensing official and accident investigator.

  • U.S. Navy oxygen charging officer.

  • U.S. Navy Safety Officer for a command of 450 personnel.

  • Supervised a team of 32 technicians responsible for U.S. Navy diving shelter/hyperbaric chamber systems (Dry Deck Shelter).

  • Supervised a team of 24 technicians responsible for the maintenance and training on U.S. Navy damage control equipment valued at $2.1M and communications equipment valued at $4M.

  • Supervised a team of 45 personnel responsible for security support during events, threats and increased FPCON that ensured all military installation AT/FP requirements were met and overall security and safety of government assets and personnel was maintained.

  • United States Navy:
        Chief Petty Officer - MMAC(SS/EXW/MEMS)

  • Machinist’s Mate, Auxiliary (MM-AUX) Submarine/Industrial Technician:
        United States Navy from 1994 to 2000

    • Qualified in Submarines (SS)

  • Naval Shipyards Work Control Technician:
        United States Navy from 2000 to 2003

  • Work Controls DBase Administrator/Developer:
        PH Naval Shipyard (Submarine Division) 2002 to 2003

  • Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Technician:
        United States Navy from 2003 to 2013

    • CRRC / RHIB / Small Boat Coxswain
    • Boat Petty Officer in Charge (POIC)
    • Machinist
    • Advanced Composites Repair Technician
    • Quality Assurance Craftsman (QAC)
    • Quality Assurance Inspector (QAI)
    • Quality Assurance Supervisor (QAS)
    • Controlled Material Petty Officer (CMPO)
    • Fleet Maintenance Activity (FMA) Planner
    • Repair Parts Petty Officer (RPPO)
    • Work Center Supervisor (WCS)
    • Leading Petty Officer (LPO)
    • Leading Chief Petty Officer (LCPO)
    • Advanced SEAL Delivery System (ASDS) Technician NEC: 9535
    • Life Support Technician
    • Underwater ROV Technician
    • Dry Submersible Technician
    • Dry Deck Shelter (DDS) Technician
    • CAT 1 Crane Licenser / Accident Investigator
    • Expeditionary Warfare Specialist (EXW)
    • Combat Service Support Technician NEC: 5306
    • Safety Officer / Safety Technician NEC: 9571

  • Naval Shipyards Damage Control/Emergency Management/Security Technician:
        United States Navy from 2013 to Present

    • Emergency Planning / Damage Control Leading Chief Petty Officer (LCPO)
    • Emergency Response Team (ERT)
    • Lead Drill Controller / On-Scene Drill Controller
    • Industrial Watch Officer (IWO)
    • Chemical, Biological, Radiological Defense (CBRD) Specialist
    • Disaster Preparedness Operations and Training Specialist NEC: 9598
    • Hazardous Material Control Management Technician NEC: 9595
    • CMAA/Auxiliary Security Force (ASF) Coordinator
    • Anti-terrorism Force Protection (ATFP) Specialist
    • Military Emergency Management Specialist (MEMS) Basic
    • Emergency Management Professional Development Series (PDS) - FEMA EMI
    • Level I - Professional Continuity Practitioner - FEMA EMI
    • Emergency Vehicle Operator (EVOC Certified) - U.S. Navy - JBPHH
    • Intermediate Level Emergency Manager (ILEM) - AAEM
    • Certified in Disaster Preparedness, CDP-I - ABCHS
    • Certified in Homeland Security Level I-IV, CHS-I, CHS-II, CHS-III, CHS-IV - ABCHS
    • Certified in Sensitive Security Information, SSI - ABCHS

  • United States Navy Machinist's Mate (MM) A School

  • United States Navy Advanced Submarine Mechanic School (MM-AUX) NEC: 4230/4231

  • United States Navy Submersible Mechanic School

  • Submarine Hatch Technician School - Unified Industries Incorporated

  • NAVSEA Submarine Watertight Hatch & Closure School

  • Emergency Diesel Generator Operator School

  • EPA Freon Certification

  • Auxiliary Machine Maintenance School

  • Quality Assurance Inspector School

  • Quality Assurance Officer/Supervisor Course

  • Information Dominance Warfare Officer (IDWO) Course

  • Safety Programs Afloat Course

  • Naval Safety Supervisor Course (NAVEDTRA 14167F)

  • Oxygen Generator Operator School NEC: 4252

  • Submarine Atmosphere Control Technician School

  • U.S. Naval Shipyards Work Control Technician School

  • Advanced SEAL Delivery System (ASDS) Technician School

  • Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Communications Course

  • Basic Combat Skills - Level I

  • Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC)

  • Expeditionary Shore-Based Chemical, Biological, Radiological Defense Operations Specialist

  • CAT 1 Crane Operator School

  • Rigger and CAT 3 Crane Operator School

  • Advanced Composites Repair and Fabrication School - Abaris (Phase 1, Phase 2)

  • 1994 H.S. Diploma from Cleveland High School, St. Louis, MO.

  • 2003 Associates of Science Computer Science (ASCS) - Hawaii Pacific University

  • 2004 Bachelor of Science Business Administration (BSBA) - Hawaii Pacific University
      -Major: Computer Information Systems (CIS)

  • 2012 Masters in Business Administration (MBA) - American Military University
      -Major: Information Technology Management (ITM)

  • 2012 Social Media for Business Certificate - West Virginia University

  • 2013 Senior Enlisted PME Certificate - United States Naval War College

  • 2013 Primary Officer PME Certificate - United States Naval War College


  • 2013 Emergency Management Professional Development Series Certificate - FEMA EMI

  • 2014 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education - Joint Forces Staff College

  • 2015 Associate in Applied Science (AAS) - Thomas Edison State College
      -Major: Criminal Justice (CJ)

  • 2015 Bachelor of Science (BS) - Thomas Edison State College
      -Major: Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (HSEP)

  • 2015 Level I - Professional Continuity Practitioner Certificate - FEMA EMI

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