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Charles Brown

National President

Charles Brown was elected PVA national president in May 2021, during the organization’s 75th Annual Convention, to begin a one-year term on July 1, 2021. He previously served as senior vice president for three years.


From a very young age, Brown knew he wanted to serve his nation and had a calling to work with military aircraft. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1985 and was trained in aviation ordinance. In 1986, Brown sustained a spinal cord injury as a result of a diving accident while serving in Cherry Point, NC.


During his initial rehabilitation at the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Spinal Cord Injury center in Augusta, GA, he was introduced to PVA and became a member of the Southeastern Chapter.

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