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John M. Brown III
Lieutenant General John M. Brown III
Allegiance United StatesUnited States of America
Service/branch United States Army seal United States Army
Years of service 1969 -
Rank US-O9 insignia.svg Lieutenant General
Commands held United States Army Pacific Command
Battles/wars Gulf War
Operation Joint Endeavor
Awards Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Silver Star
Silver Star
Ranger Tab

John M. Brown III is Commander of United States Army Pacific Command, headquartered at Fort Shafter, Hawaii. He assumed his present position August 25, 2004. He enlisted in the Army as an infantryman in 1969 and became an officer upon completion of Infantry Officer Candidate School in 1971 where he was commissioned a second lieutenant of Infantry.


Lieutenant General Brown holds a Bachelor's Degree in Biology from West Georgia College and a Master's Degree in Industrial Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is a graduate of the Infantry Officer's Advance Course, Army Command and General Staff College, and the National War College.

He was born in Atlanta, Georgia, graduated from Avondale High School in 1965, and is the oldest of five. He has a wife and two daughters.


His command experience includes Commander, Combat Support Company, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division in Germany; Commander, Headquarters and Special Troops Battalion, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and Operation Golden Pheasant, Honduras; Commander, 3rd Battalion, 5th Cavalry, 3rd Armored Division, in Germany and the Gulf War, Saudi Arabia; Commander, 1st Brigade, 24th Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia, and Operation Vigilant Warrior, Kuwait; and Commander, United States Army Alaska.

Additional assignments include Executive Officer, 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division in the Republic of Korea; Professor of Military Science, Southern Arkansas University, Magnolia, Arkansas; Chief of Staff, 1st Armored Division, United States Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany and Task Force Eagle, Operation Joint Endeavor, Bosnia; Military Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense, Washington D.C.; Assistant Division Commander (Forward), 10th Mountain Division, Operation Joint Forge, Bosnia; Director of Integration, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans, United States Army, Washington D.C.; Deputy Chief of Staff for Training, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Monroe, Virginia; and Deputy Commanding General for Transformation, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Lewis, Washington.


His awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Combat and Expert Infantryman Badges, Master Parachutist Badge, and the Ranger Tab.


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