Feb 06, 2020
Vice Admiral David L. Brewer, III

During his 35 year naval career, Vice Admiral Brewer served as Commander, Military Sealift Command, leading a fleet of 120 ships.  He also commanded Amphibious Group Three, a combat group of 17 ships.  On the path to flag officer, he commanded two ships, the USS Bristol County (LST 1189) and the USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20).  During these two command tours, his ships won numerous awards for combat efficiency and community service.  During his career, he earned numerous prestigious military awards.

After retiring from the Navy, Vice Admiral Brewer was named as the 46th Superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), where he served from November 2006 to December 2008.  LAUSD is the second largest school district in the US, with over 700,000 students, 100,000 full and part-time employees and over 800 schools.  Under his leadership, the District had its highest academic gains in over five years, increasing the graduation rate while reducing the dropout rate by 17% 

He is a graduate of Prairie View A&M University where he was a member of the first graduating class of the first Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps unit established by the U.S. Navy at a historically black university.  Raised in Orlando, he is a distinguished graduate of Jones High School. 

Vice Admiral Brewer is also the recipient of the Onyx Magazine state of Florida’s 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award.

He is married to Dr. Richardene “Deanie” Brewer, a distinguished educator of over 30 years. They have a daughter, Stacey, who is an attorney.



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