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Brigham A. McCown
|Born||July 3, 1966|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||Retired: 1988 - 2013|
Rear Admiral (LH) (hon.) United States Maritime AdministrationCommander United States Navy
|Battles/wars||Cold War, Operation Desert Storm, Operation Uphold Democracy, Operation Unified Assistance|
Administrator PHMSAChief Counsel FMCSA
Early life and education
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In 1988 McCown graduated from Miami University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in diplomacy and foreign affairs. In 1997 he obtained a law degree from Northern Kentucky University in 1997. McCown served in Operation Desert Storm as a naval aviator[when?] and holds an honorary commission of Rear Admiral in the United States Maritime Administration.
From 2003-2007 McCown served in several leadership roles during both terms of George W. Bush's presidency in Washington D.C. He was a senior executive at the United States Department of Transportation until 2007. He served as the first general counsel of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, where he was responsible for legal oversight of the nation's trucking, motor coach, moving industry and NAFTA  for the U.S. Department of Transportation. He advocated for stronger truck and bus safety regulations. He was appointed to the position by Transportation Secretary, Norman Y. Mineta (D-CA). He became the first acting administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.
He currently[timeframe?] serves as the Chairman and CEO of Nouveau, a Washington, DC-based consulting & advisory firm. He has served the city of Southlake, TX Planning & Zoning Commission  and "understands how all levels of government must work together to achieve their goals".
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