Spotlight Sailor – ET2 Eric Brown
ET2 Eric Brown
Navy Reserve Spotlight Sailor
Petty Officer Second Class, Electronics Technician, Selected Reserve
On Navy Active Duty for Special Work (ADSW) orders as Funeral Honors Coordinator at NOSC Phoenix
Coon Rapids, IA
Petty Officer Brown has a heart for service. In addition to his service in the Navy Reserve, Petty Officer Brown works with the Department of Veterans Affairs. In this role he has provided service coordination for over 100 prior service members which ultimately led to the accomplishment of veterans’ service appointments and rehabilitation needs. Additionally, he provides support to Operation Home Front, where he provides assistance to active deployed service members with short term financial needs. By participating in local fundraisers he has helped raise more than $4000. He also participated in two fundraisers to provide school supplies to young children. The first one was a back to school drive which distributed back packs and school supplies to over 75 military families. The other one collected over 1,000 school supplies for a local school through the Disney Store’s VoluntEARS program.
How have you benefited from your service in the Navy Reserve?
I have been able to accomplish multiple life goals since joining the Navy Reserve. I completed my Bachelor’s degree, gave back to the community as an active volunteer for different Veteran’s organizations, and gained the knowledge and leadership skills to be an outstanding Sailor and citizen. Most of all, I was able to serve my country with pride and distinction while also watching my daughter grow up.
Why did you choose to join the Navy Reserve?
Prior to the Navy Reserve, I felt that I had no real direction or sense of purpose in my career and job opportunities. I decided to enlist in the Navy Reserve for the leadership and technical skillsets. I knew the Reserve would give me the tools and guidance to be an outstanding member in society and the role model I wanted to be for my daughter.
In my Navy…
In my Navy, there is a lot of pride, integrity and respect. Our Navy traditions instill these values in every Sailor who has worn the uniform past and present. I know these time honored traditions and the core values of honor, courage, and commitment will continue in every future sailor.