Captain Matt Brown is the Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Cutter HAMILTON (WMSL 753). Most recently, he was the Chief of Officer Personnel Management at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC. In this capacity, he oversaw the administration of assignments, boards and panels, promotions, evaluations, and counseling for the 8,500 member officer corps.
Captain Brown has served in several afloat positions over the last 24 years including Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Cutter RESOLUTE (WMEC 620) in St. Petersburg, Florida, Executive Officer of the cutter STRATTON (WMSL 752) in Alameda, California. Commanding Officer of cutter PEA ISLAND (WPB 1347) in St. Petersburg, Florida; Executive Officer of cutter NANTUCKET (WPB 1316) in Key West, Florida; and Deck Watch Officer onboard cutter CAMPBELL (WMEC 909) in New Bedford, Massachusetts.
Captain Brown’s staff assignments include the Deputy of Officer Personnel Management; Chief of the Military Personnel Policy and Standards Division; Boards and Panels Division Chief at Officer Personnel Management; Program Reviewer at the Office of Budget and Programs within Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C.; and Patrol Boat Manager for the Seventh District Office of Law Enforcement in Miami, Florida.
Captain Brown is a native of Reading, Pennsylvania and a 1996 graduate of Penn State University Harrisburg where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. He was commissioned from Officer Candidate School in Yorktown, Virginia in 1997. He holds a Master of Science in Inter-American Defense and Security from the Inter-American Defense College and a Master in Public Administration from George Washington University. His personal Awards include the Meritorious Service and Coast Guard Commendation Medals with Operational Device.
Captain Brown and his wife Amy Frazier recently relocated from Arlington, VA and together have one child, Mateo (4).