Colonel Robert (Brad) Brown is a career Armor officer with over 25 years of service in operational and staff assignments in the U.S. Army, and serves currently as the Professor of Military Science at Texas A&M University.
He served two operational tours in Iraq with 1st Cavalry Division: as battalion operations officer in East Baghdad from 2004-2005; and as the Assistant Division G3 for Future Operations in 2006-2007 with responsibility for “surge” brigade integration, “crisis action team” planning, and Iraqi Security Force expansion in support of the Sunni Awakening. In 2009-2010 he served in Afghanistan as squadron commander of 3-61 Cavalry, 4th Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, with responsibility for districts in north Kunar and east Nuristan provinces.
His other assignments include service with 1st Armored Division in Friedberg, Germany, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment at Ft Carson, Colorado, and as an Assistant Professor of American Politics from 2001-2003 in the Department of Social Sciences, United States Military Academy. His most recent assignments include two years as a Director for Afghanistan policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and two years as the Military Assistant for the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy, Plans, and Capabilities.
He was a Distinguished Military Graduate from Trinity University, San Antonio with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, and has a Master of Public Affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, and a Master of Science in Resource Strategy from the Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, National Defense University.
He and his wife Susan have been married for 24 years, and have two children, both attending Texas A&M University: Kathleen (’17) and Connor (‘19).