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Manson K. Brown

Place of Birth: D. C., Washington
Home of record: Washington D. C.

Manson Brown graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut, Class of 1978. He was the highest-ranking Black officer in the history of the sea service when he retired as a U.S. Coast Guard Vice Admiral in 2014.

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Global War on Terror

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Vice Admiral Manson K. Brown, United States Coast Guard, was awarded the Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States. The singularly distinctive accomplishments of Vice Admiral Brown and his dedicated contributions reflect the highest credit upon himself and the United States Coast Guard.

Service: Coast Guard

Rank: Vice Admiral

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Awarded for actions during the Global War on Terror

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal to Vice Admiral Manson K. Brown, United States Coast Guard, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States as Deputy Commandant for Mission Support, in 2014. Vice Admiral Brown's strategic vision translated the Year of the Coast Guard Family into a program of sustained focus under the Family Campaign Plan. The reinvigorated effort improved family housing, access to family services and innovative support programs. As the Coast Guard Executive Agent for Sexual Assault Prevention and Response, Vice Admiral Brown conceptualized and implemented a robust campaign to eliminate sexual assault in the Coast Guard. In close coordination with the White House and the Department of Defense, he guided an Executive Council to identify concerns and improve sexual assault prevention and response policies. The singularly distinctive accomplishments of Vice Admiral Brown culminate a long and distinguished career in the service of his country and his dedicated contributions reflect the highest credit upon himself and the United States Coast Guard.

Action Date: 2014

Service: Coast Guard

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the Global War on Terror

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Vice Admiral Manson K. Brown, United States Coast Guard, was awarded the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States.

Service: Coast Guard

Rank: Vice Admiral

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the Global War on Terror

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Vice Admiral Manson K. Brown, United States Coast Guard, was awarded a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States.

Service: Coast Guard

Rank: Vice Admiral

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the Global War on Terror

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Vice Admiral Manson K. Brown, United States Coast Guard, was awarded a Second Gold Star in lieu of a Third Award of the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States.

Service: Coast Guard

Rank: Vice Admiral