Colonel David A. Brown
, U.S. Army,
is a designated Army Strategist who holds a BA in Philosophy, a diploma from The Defense Language Institute (DLI)
Monterey, for studies in the Greek language, a diploma from the Army's Command and General Staff College, a MS from Long Island University in Counseling and Leader Development, a MMAS from the Army's School of Advanced Military Studies
Program, and a MA in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.
COL Brown's career spans over 29 years in Field Artillery units and a variety of command and staff positions in the United States and overseas. His operational experience includes nuclear weapons programs, combat experience in Desert Storm and OIF, frequent visits to Bosnia and Kosovo and operational planning experience at Battalion, Brigade, Division and Theater levels, where he served as 1st Armored Division Chief of Plans and Chief of Contingency Plans for United States Army Europe. COL Brown also served as a Tactical Officer at the U.S. Military Academy, and commanded the U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Wainwright
, Alaska. He is a recipient of the James D. Forrestal Award for excellence in Strategy and Force Planning, a graduate of the Institute of Counter-Terrorism’s (ICT)Executive Studies Program, and has completed a short course on Political Transformation in the Contemporary Middle East at Oxford University. He has lectured on armed groups and counter-terrorism, as well as on ethics, theology and history and is the author of Intifada & The Blood of Abraham, Lessons in Asymmetrical Warfare - Written in Stone
, published by the Association of the United States Army's Institute of Land Warfare. COL Brown served as the senior military advisor and team chief for 15 Military Transition Teams advising the 2nd
Iraqi Army Division in 2008, and has taught in the Naval War College's Strategy and Policy Department for seven years. In 2013 he was awarded the college's Weschler Award for Inspirational Teaching. COL Brown is currently assigned as a Military Professor in the Maritime Advanced Warfighting School
(MAWS) and is the Assistant Director of the Advanced Studies in Naval Strategy (ASNS) program.
Personal awards include the Bronze Star, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (five awards), the Army Commendation Medal (five awards), National Defense Service Medal (two awards), the South West Asia Service Medal (two awards), the Iraq Campaign medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon (four awards), the Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia & Kuwait), the Parachutist Badge and the Combat Action Badge.