Colonel Brown was born in Key West, Florida in 1967 and commissioned a Second Lieutenant in May 1989 through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps program. He graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science degree.
Upon commission, he reported to The Basic School, Quantico, Virginia. He graduated in November 1989 and reported to 2d Reconnaissance Battalion, 2d Marine Division in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina for duty as the Battalion Motor Transport Officer. He deployed to Desert Shield/Desert Storm and to support Joint Task Force-6 border operations in Arizona along the U.S./Mexico border.
In November 1992, Col Brown was ordered to duty in Okinawa as the OIC, III MEF Command Center. In November 1993, he reported to 3d Support Battalion, 3d Force Service Support Group, Camp Foster, Okinawa for duty as the battalion Maintenance Management Officer. Subsequently, in March 1994, he served as a company commander, Motor Transport Company, until August 1995 when he was selected for career level school. He attended the U.S. Army Combined Logistics Officer’s Advanced Course in Fort Lee, Virginia (Aug 95-May 96). Upon completion, Col Brown was assigned as a TECOM LNO to the Army Training Support Center, Fort Eustis, Virginia. In April 1998, Col Brown separated from the Marine Corps and resided in New Mexico.
In April 2000, Col Brown was reappointed as a Captain in the Marine Corps Reserve and was subsequently selected for the Active Reserve (AR) program and reported to Inspector-Instructor duty at 6th Motor Transport Battalion, Red Bank, New Jersey as the Assistant I-I until August 2002 when ordered to 2d Marine Division. Col Brown served as the Division G-4 Operations Officer and deployed twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In August 2004, Col Brown was ordered to Marine Forces Reserve Headquarters, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Upon arrival to New Orleans, he was assigned as the 4th MLG G-3 Operations Officer. During his tour, Col Brown deployed to OIF (May 06 – Feb 07) as a 1st MLG individual augment assigned as the G-3 Plans/Force Deployment Officer in Al Taqaddum, Iraq. Upon returning from deployment, Col Brown was ordered to United States Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) in Miami, Florida. Col Brown arrived at SOUTHCOM in June 2007 and served as a Plans and Operations Officer. During the tour, Col Brown was selected to command H&S Battalion, SOI-East and reported in April 2009. He served in this capacity until May 2011 at which time he was selected to Top Level School and attended the Joint Advanced Warfighting School (JAWS), Norfolk, Virginia.
Upon graduating JAWS with his Master of Science degree, Col Brown reported to the Pentagon as a Strategic Planner to the Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for Reserve Matters at the Pentagon. In July 2013 after promotion to Colonel, he reported to II MEF as the AC/S G-10 and Senior Reserve Integrator. After two years on station, he was ordered to 4th Marine Logistics Group in New Orleans and assigned as the AC/S G-3.
Col Brown’s personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (w/ cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (w/3 gold stars), Navy Commendation Medal (w/gold star) and the Combat Action Ribbon.