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Retired Vice Admiral inspects Gloucester NJROTC unit

The Gloucester High School NJROTC unit received high marks from a high ranking Navy man during its annual inspection on Feb. 1. Retired Vice Admiral William Andrew “Andy” Brown conducted the inspection and was impressed by what he saw. 

Brown, who grew up in Gloucester and graduated from GHS in 1976, was an NROTC scholarship student at Virginia Military Institute. He was commissioned as a Navy ensign in 1980 and retired in 2017 as the Director of Logistics for the Joint Chiefs of Staff. 

During his 37-year Navy career, Brown also received his master’s degree in business administration from the Navy Postgraduate School and attended the Stanford Business School Executive Training Program. He has now returned to Gloucester while still serving as President and CEO of the National Defense Transportation Association. 

At GHS this month, Brown had a tour of the NJROTC classrooms, supply room and indoor rifle range before inspecting the 259 cadets in attenda...

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