• Commander Reginald C. "Redd" Brown, daughter Jessica and wife LaVerne are all smiles following Brown's retirement from the U.S. Navy after more than 31 years of service.

    Fair winds and following seas shipmate

    Commander Reginald C. "Redd" Brown, daughter Jessica and wife LaVerne are all smiles following Brown's retirement from the U.S. Navy after more than 31 years of service.

  • Commander Reginald C. "Redd" Brown, and his wife LaVerne look on as their daughter Jessica receives a parting memento from Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region/U.S. Army Military District of Washington's commanding general during Brown's retirement ceremony held at Fort Lesley J. McNair, April 2, 2014.

    Fair winds and following seas shipmate

    Commander Reginald C. "Redd" Brown, and his wife LaVerne look on as their daughter Jessica receives a parting memento from Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region/U.S. Army Military District of Washington's...

  • Commander Reginald C. "Redd" Brown presents his wife LaVerne the American Flag during his retirement ceremony held at Fort Lesley J. McNair, April 2, 2014. Brown started his career as the lowest ranking enlisted Sailor, Seaman Recruit, rising through the ranks and acquiring a BA and three master's degrees along the way.

    Fair winds and following seas shipmate

    Commander Reginald C. "Redd" Brown presents his wife LaVerne the American Flag during his retirement ceremony held at Fort Lesley J. McNair, April 2, 2014. Brown started his career as the lowest ranking enlisted Sailor, Seaman Recruit, rising through...

Navy Commander Reginald C. "Redd" Brown, the Joint Force Headquarters - National Capital Region's force health protection officer was given the traditional naval service farewell of 'Fair winds and following seas' during his retirement ceremony held at Fort Lesley J. McNair, April 2, 2014.

Brown started his career as the lowest ranking enlisted Sailor, Seaman Recruit, rising through the ranks and acquiring a BA and three master's degrees along the way. The auditorium used for the ceremony was packed with friends, family and fellow staff members.

Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, the Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region/U.S. Army Military District of Washington's commanding general, presided at the retirement, presenting numerous mementos and awards to Brown, his wife LaVerne and daughter Jessica. Brown's son Jeremy was unable to attend the ceremony.

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