March 16, 2015

HIRONO CONGRATULATES VICE ADMIRAL MANSON K. BROWN ON SENATE CONFIRMATION

Brown To Serve As Next Assistant Secretary For Environmental Observation And Prediction At The Department Of Commerce

Washington, D.C. -- Senator Mazie K. Hirono released the following statement on the Senate’s confirmation of Vice Admiral Manson K. Brown as the next Assistant Secretary for Environmental Observation and Prediction at the Department of Commerce. The Assistant Secretary also serves as the Deputy Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA):

“Vice Admiral Brown’s dedication to public service and tireless leadership as displayed throughout his career demonstrates that he will excel in his new role as Assistant Secretary for Environmental Observation and Prediction at the Department of Commerce. Over the course of his career in service to our country, Vice Admiral Brown served two duty assignments in Hawaii, serving as Commander of the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Honolulu and as the Fourteenth District Commander for the U.S. Coast Guard. It was during his service in these capacities that I had opportunity to develop a relationship with him. His strong record of leadership and community service as demonstrated during his time in Hawaii will be vital in his new role. I congratulate Vice Admiral Brown on his confirmation today and look forward to continuing to work with him.”