John S. Brown

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John Sloan Brown
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1971-2004
Rank Brigadier General
Commands held B Company, 4-37 Armor
2nd Battalion, 66th Armor
2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry
Chief of Military History, CMH
Battles/wars Gulf War

John S. Brown is a retired Brigadier General in the United States Army who was the Chief of Military History of the United States Army Center of Military History (CMH) from December 1998 to October 2005.

Brown graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1971. He commanded the 2nd Battalion, 66th Armor, in Iraq and Kuwait during the Gulf War and returned to Kuwait as commander of the 2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, in 1995. He served as Chief Historian and Commander of the United States Army Center of Military History from 1998 to 2005; however, he retired from active duty on 1 August 2004.

Brown has a doctorate in history from Indiana University.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from the United States Army.
  • Brown, John S. (January 2006). "Earle G. Wheeler at 100". Army. Association of the United States Army, reprinted by Retrieved October 21, 2008.