Master Sergeant Sean Brownlee, a member of the CERV of the Monterey Peninsula Advisory Council and the Marine Corps Reserve, was recently awarded the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal for his continued dedication and selfless sacrifice to his community and our nation. Sean speaks several languages, is a graduate of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center and Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, a business owner in Monterey, and a volunteer with CERV and other organizations within our community. In 2013, CERV named Sean Volunteer of the Year. Sean also serves on the Community Emergency Response Team (Monterey CERT) steering committee as the Logistics Chief and is responsible for organizing and overseeing the CERT programs annual inventory–tracking all equipment and working with zone captains for the procurement of additional materials and supplies for Monterey, Pacific Grove, and Carmel’s CERT containers. Additionally, Sean has served as Vice President for the Del Monte Beach Neighborhood association. During his tenure, he increased membership by over 300 percent in less than one year. He also created a website, online social media platforms and created a private network called Nextdoor, featured on the front page of the Monterey Herald in September 2014. He was also featured on KION News Channel 5 46 in January 2016 for raising awareness about local concerns.
Master Sergeant Sean Brownlee’s volunteerism is exemplary. He is ALWAYS willing to help. He seeks (and finds) ways to improve the status quo. ALWAYS respectful of others, he never asks for thanks…just does the job with a smile on his face.
CERV congratulates Sean on his promotion to Master Sergeant and applauds the Armed Forces for recognizing Sean’s service to our community and our country by awarding him the Marine Corps Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.
A Big Shout Out for Sean.