|Robert Brooks Brown|
Robert Brooks Brown in September 2019
|Born||April 14, 1959(age 63)|
|Place of birth||Pennsylvania, United States|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1981–2019|
United States Army Pacific|
United States Army Combined Arms Center
1st Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division
Army Distinguished Service Medal (4)|
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star Medal (2)
Early life and education
Brown graduated from Grosse Pointe North High School in Grosse Pointe, Michigan in 1977. He was commissioned into the United States Army as an Infantry Officer, upon graduating from the United States Military Academy in May 1981. While at West Point, he played for the Army Black Knights men's basketball team under Coach Mike Krzyzewski and was a 1,000 point scorer for the Black Knights. Brown remains close to the coach and even spoke at a USA Basketball camp in Las Vegas, Nevada prior to the 2006 Olympics.
From June 2003 to December 2005, Brown commanded the 1st Brigade Combat Team (BCT), 25th Infantry Division at Joint Base Lewis–McChord. The 1st BCT, 25th Infantry Division, a Stryker unit, was deployed to Mosul, Iraq from September 2004 to September 2005. Brown led the unit 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 headquartered at Fort Leavenworth. From 2012 to 2014, Brown was the commanding general of the I Corps headquartered at Joint Base Lewis–McChord.
Brown was serving as commander of the United States Army Pacific until his retirement was announced in September 2019, United States Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) bid farewell to him on October 9, and the general officially retired on 1 November 2019.
Awards and decorations
|Army Distinguished Service Medal with three bronze oak leaf clusters|
|Defense Superior Service Medal|
|Legion of Merit|
|Bronze Star Medal 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|
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- "Register of Graduates and Former Cadets of the United States Military Academy". google.ca. 1991. https://books.google.com/books?id=xXreAAAAMAAJ&q=%22+CPT.+36177+Robert+Brooks+Brown*%22&dq=%22+CPT.+36177+Robert+Brooks+Brown*%22. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
- Shimooka, Russell. "U.S. Army Pacific Bids Aloha to Commanding General Robert Brown". https://www.pacom.mil/Media/News/News-Article-View/Article/1975138/us-army-pacific-bids-aloha-to-commanding-general-robert-brown/. Retrieved 9 October 2019.
- "Brown Biography". army.mil. http://usacac.army.mil/about-cac/senior-leadership. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
David G. Perkins
|Commandant of the United States Army Command and General Staff College
Michael D. Lundy
Vincent K. Brooks
|Commander of the United States Army Pacific
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