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    Lt Col Michael A. Brown

     
     
     
     
    LIEUTENANT COLONEL MICHAEL A. BROWN

    Retired effective Jan 1, 2011.

    Lieutenant Colonel Michael A. Brown is the Senior Aerospace Science Instructor for Headquarters Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps' 2020 Distinguished Unit (with Merit) GA-20102, Ola High School, McDonough, GA.  Colonel Brown retired from active duty as the Director of Student Operations at the Air War College (AWC), Headquarters Air University, Air Education and Training Command (AETC), Maxwell AFB, AL. In that capacity, Colonel Brown functioned as the primary advisor to the AWC Dean of Students as well as chief liaison between the AWC students, faculty, and staff. He oversaw student personnel actions including promotions, command screening boards, and assignments and provided direct, public affairs, information technology, and administrative support to 240 multi-service, federal, and international senior development education resident officers and civilians representing 46 nations world-wide.

    Born in Brooklyn, New York, Colonel Brown graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1979 and from South Carolina State College (B.S. Physical Ed.), Orangeburg, SC in 1984.  He entered the Air Force in 1985 through the AFROTC program at Bowling Green State University, Ohio. Colonel Brown is a graduate of Troy State University, Montgomery, AL (M.S. Adult Ed.), Squadron Officers College, Air Command and Staff College, and  Air War College, Maxwell AFB, AL.

    Prior to his final assignment at Air War College, Colonel Brown led over 500 personnel in executing the largest Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) program in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). His outstanding leadership and flawless execution of MWR’s annual $30M operating budget greatly enhanced the quality of life for more than 15,000 U.S. and international military personnel and dependents in the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) community.  Colonel Brown was a Force Support Officer who held primary Education and Training, Personnel, Services, and MWR positions. His staff assignments included two tours of duty in Headquarters Air Combat Command (ACC), Langley AFB, VA, where his leadership was critical to the successful development and implementation of the Air Force’s Aerospace Expeditionary Force construct and the relocation of Air Force Special Operations Command to Cannon AFB, NM as directed by the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) legislation. Colonel Brown has commanded twice at the squadron level, leading his unit to Air Mobility Command’s “Best Large Services Squadron” honors in 2001 and the command’s nominee for the 2003 Air Force-level John L. Hennessy Award for “Best Food Service Operation.” He served as an Air Force Reserve Officer Training Course (AFROTC)  Instructor and Commandant of Cadets at Tuskegee University, AL and as a supervisor for Computer Based Instruction at Sheppard AFB, TX.  Most recently, Colonel Brown was selected by HQ AFJROTC as the  2019-2020 worldwide AFJROTC "Outstanding Officer Instructor  of the Year."

    Colonel Brown is a fully qualified Joint Services Officer.

    Colonel Brown is married to retired educator Cynthia C. Brown and they have three daughters: Maikel Diane, Nicolette, and Cameryn, and one granddaughter, August Diana.

    EDUCATION

    1984 Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education, South Carolina State College, Orangeburg, SC

    1985 Academic Instructor School, Maxwell AFB AL

    1987 Squadron Officer’s School, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL

    1987 Master of Science in Adult Education, Troy State University, Montgomery, AL

    1989 Instructional System Development, Maxwell AFB, AL

    1989 Computer-Based Instruction (CBI) Designer, Sheppard AFB, TX

    1990 Audiovisual Methods, Sheppard AFB, TX

    1991 Development/Application of Occupational Survey Data, Sheppard AFB, TX

    1997 Human Resource Management (HRMC), Maxwell AFB, AL

    1997 SAM-O, Defense Security Assistance Management Course, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

    1998 Advanced Personnel Officer Course, Maxwell AFB AL

    2000 Air Command and Staff College (Correspondence), Maxwell Air Force Base, AL

    2001 Air Force Services Commander's Course, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH

    2002 Phoenix Readiness Services Course, Ft Dix, NJ

    2006 Joint Forces Staff College (Residence), Joint Forces Command, Norfolk, VA

    2007 Air War College (Correspondence), Maxwell AFB, AL

    2009 International Accounting Standards, HQ SHAPE (NATO), Belgium

     

    ASSIGNMENTS

    1. July 1985 – November 1988, Chief, Instructional System Applications and Analysis Branch, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL

    2. November 1988 – Feb 1992, Chief, Training Resources Office, 3760th Technical Training Squadron, Sheppard AFB, TX

    3. March 1992 – May 1995, Assistant Professor Aerospace Studies, AFROTC Det 015, Tuskegee University, AL

    4. May 1995 – December 1997, Military Personnel Flight Commander, 347th Mission Support Squadron, Moody AFB, GA

    5. December 1997 – November 1998, Senior Military Joint Training Advisor, United States Military Training Mission, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

    6. December 1998 – February 2001, Chief, AEF Requirements Branch, Aerospace Expeditionary Force Center, Langley Air Force Base, VA

    7. February 2001 – May 2003, Commander, 62nd Service Squadron, McChord AFB, WA

    8. May 2003 – March 2004, Director of Executive Services, Directorate of Plans and Programs, Langley AFB, VA

    10. March 2004 – October 2005, Chief, Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Support & Compliance Section, Directorate of Plans and Programs,   
     Langley AFB, VA

    11. October 2005 – October 2006, Chief, Ground Systems Basing Section, Directorate of Plans and Programs, Langley AFB, VA

    12. October 2006 – October 2009, Chief, Morale, Welfare and Recreation Branch, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (NATO),
    Mons Belgium

    15. October 2009 – December 2010, Director Student Operations, Air War College; Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama

    16. December 2010 - May 2022, Senior Aerospace Science Instructor, AFJROTC Unit GA-20102, Ola High School, McDonough, GA 

     

    SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS

    1. December 1997 – November 1998, Senior Military Joint Training Advisor, United States Military Training Mission, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as a major

    2. October 2006 – October 2009, Chief, Morale, Welfare and Recreation Branch, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (NATO), Belgium, as a lieutenant colonel

     

    MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

    Defense Meritorious Service Medal

    AF Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters

    Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters

    Joint Service Achievement Medal

    Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster

    Joint Meritorious Unit Award

    Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters

    Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with three oak leaf clusters

    National Defense Service Medal with bronze star device

    Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

    HQ AFJROTC 2019 - 2020 Outstanding Officer Instructor of the Year

     

    EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

    Second Lieutenant 11 May 1985

    First Lieutenant 11 May 1987

    Captain 11 May 1989

    Major 1 May 1997

    Lieutenant Colonel 1 April 2003

     

    (Current as of 20 Apr 2022)

     

Last Modified on April 22, 2022