Warrior of the Week: SCPO Brian Dubey
Dedicated. Loyal. Driven. Honest.
Those are some of the words that have been used to describe this week’s Warrior of the Week: Navy’s Senior Chief Petty Officer Brian Dubey.
Howell’s SCPO Dubey served in the Navy for 23 years and retired in September.
Tracey Dubey, his wife, said that she nominated SCPO as a “warrior” because of the pride she has in her husband’s accomplishments.
SCPO Dubey enlisted at 18 years old, just after graduating from Red Bank Regional High School.
He was active for two years, then worked part time in Fort Belvoir, Virginia for the rest of his service, said Dubey.
SCPO Dubey was working in Virginia when his wife went into labor for their first daughter.
His wife, Tracey, was in the Monmouth Medical Center when she heard that her husband was trying to make the trip in time.
“He was carpooling with a friend so I didn’t think that they would make it. But sure enough, his friend drove him all the way to the hospital just in time to be there,” said Dubey.
In 2012, he was deployed to Honduras for a humanitarian mission.
The sailors went there to build a school for the children, Dubey said.
“He made friends with all the kids there and really had fun doing it,” said Dubey.
Now that he is retired, he has more time to enjoy other parts of his life, said Dubey.
SCPO Dubey continues to work as the CFO of Samson Electrical Supply in South Plainfield.
He also gets to spend more time with his family and enjoying the sports he likes to watch, like the Yankees and Devils.
Tracey Dubey said that they plan to continue this lifestyle, and eventually move down south to warmer weather.
“I’m so proud of all that he’s done, and I am ready to start this chapter in our lives.”