Robert Brooks Brown
Robert Brooks Brown
General Robert Brooks Brown in May 2016
|Born||April 14, 1959|
Pennsylvania, United States
|Service/||United States Army|
|Years of service||1981–present|
|Commands held||United States Army Pacific|
United States Army Combined Arms Center
1st Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division
|Awards||Army Distinguished Service Medal (4)|
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star Medal
Early life and education
Brown graduated from Grosse Pointe North High School in Grosse Pointe, Michigan in 1977. He played for the Army Black Knights men's basketball team while attending the United States Military Academy, from which he graduated in 1981. He received a Master of Education degree at the University of Virginia in the 1980s.
Brown played basketball under Coach Mike Krzyzewski and was a 1,000 point scorer for the Army Black Knights basketball team. Brown has remained close to the coach and even spoke at a USA Basketball camp in Las Vegas prior to the 2006 Olympics.
From June 2003 to December 2005 Brown commanded the 1st Brigade Combat Team (BCT), 25th Infantry Division at Fort Lewis, WA. The 1st BCT, 25th Infantry Division, a Stryker unit, was deployed to Mosul, Iraq from September 2004 to September 2005. Brown led the brigade through combat operations and the first elections in a post-Saddam Hussein Iraq.
From February 2014 to April 2016 Brown was the commanding general United States Army Combined Arms Center.
Awards and decorations
|Army Distinguished Service Medal with three bronze oak leaf clusters|
|Defense Superior Service Medal|
|Legion of Merit|
|Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster|
|Defense Meritorious Service Medal|
|Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster|
|Joint Service Commendation Medal|
|Army Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters|
|Army Achievement Medal|
|Joint Meritorious Unit Award|
|Valorous Unit Award|
|Meritorious Unit Commendation|
|National Defense Service Medal with one bronze service star|
|Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with one service star|
|Iraq Campaign Medal with three service stars|
|Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal|
|Global War on Terrorism Service Medal|
|Humanitarian Service Medal|
|Army Service Ribbon|
|Army Overseas Service Ribbon|
|NATO Medal for Former Yugoslavia|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Robert Brooks Brown.|
- "I Corps "America's Corps!"". army.mil. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
- "Register of Graduates and Former Cadets of the United States Military Academy". google.ca. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
- "Brown Biography". army.mil. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
David G. Perkins
| Commandant of the United States Army Command and General Staff College
Vincent K. Brooks
| Commander of the United States Army Pacific
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