By UTC Scott Kristek, Center for Seabees and Facilities Engineering Learning Site Detachment Sheppard Air Force Base Public Affairs
CE1 Phillip Brown (left) explains the proper inspection and reading of an electrical meter to a future Seabee during one of several laboratory sessions in Construction Electrician “A” School, CSFE Det Sheppard, Sheppard AFB, Wichita Falls, Texas.
Construction Electrician 1st Class Phillip Brown was selected as the Sailor of the Year at Center for Seabees and Facilities Engineering Learning Site Detachment Sheppard Air Force Base (CSFE Det SAFB), Texas.
“This command has great leadership that I have learned a great deal from over the past year,” said CE1 Brown. “Being an instructor and mentor is very rewarding, knowing that when teaching these young troops coming through “A” School, we are teaching our replacements in the Navy’s future.”
Brown reported to CSFE DET Sheppard in 2011, and immediately set out to qualify as an instructor for the Construction Electrician “A” School course. He teaches electrical fundamentals including basic interior wiring, electrical fundamentals, pole climbing and advanced pole top rescue operations to Army, Navy and Air Force students.
Lt. j.g. Majellan Changcoco, CSFE Det SAFB officer in charge, said, “Students have nothing but good things to say about Petty Officer Brown. I watched how he conducts himself and noticed a constant demeanor – A leader who cares about his Sailors in a 360-degree perspective. He is a role model, and brings a positive influence to the young Sailors and future leaders of our Navy.”
In addition to instructing, Brown is a fitness coordinator, a Command Managed Equal Opportunity (CMEO) representative and a key member of the CSFE Det SAFB Community Service board. He has led several community events in the Wichita Falls and Burkburnett community. Leading by example, Brown demonstrates the value of giving to those in need and providing valuable support to build solid ties to the local community through humanitarian service, demonstrating the Seabee legacy of “compassion for others.”
Brown, a native of Dallas, Texas, joined the Navy in July of 1998.