Honoring Black History Month: DLA Aviation employee speaks at Fort Lee event

By Leon Moore DLA Aviation Public Affairs

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Army Reserve Chief Warrant Officer Phillip Brashear was the guest speaker for the Fort Lee Kenner Army Health Clinic and Warrant Officer Association’s Black History Month Leader Professional Development event held at Kenner Army Health Clinic on Fort Lee, Virginia, Feb. 21, 2019.

Brashear is the command chief warrant officer for the 80th Training Command on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia. In his civilian job, Brashear is a weapon system program manager within Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Customer Operations Directorate’s Air Force Customer Facing Division.

He is the son of the late Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Carl Brashear, the first African American, Navy master diver and first amputee diver. He was portrayed by Cuba Gooding Jr. in the 2000 film "Men of Honor." Brashear died in 2006.