Orange native Brian Cloyd Mouton was recently promoted to the rank of Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy. Brian began his Naval career in 2002.

After graduating from Electronic Warfare School in Pensacola, Fla., he became Leading EW Specialist Training Instructor at the Center for Information Dominance-Corry Station, Pensacola. His first ship assignment was the USS Donald Cook.

The years that followed Brian completed his degree in Electronics and Instrumentation, completed the U.S. Military Apprenticeship Program Certification, was Command Coordinator for Meals on Wheels Program and served as Electronic Warfare Lead Petty Officer. His awards include two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, Surface Warfare Specialist, Master Training Specialist and three Good Conduct Medals.

Brian is currently serving on the USS Vella Gulf stationed in Norfolk, Virginia. Chief Petty Officer Brian Mouton was pinned by his wife Sadie, son William, and Father and Mother Cloyd and Linda Mouton of Orange. Brian’s Grandparents are Dewie and Mary Longmire, Bettie Mouton and the late Cloyd Mouton Sr.