Colonel Brown graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Medical Service Corps. After serving various assignments as a Medical Service Corps Officer, Colonel Brown voluntarily branch transferred to the Quartermaster Corps while assigned at the National Training Center as an Observer Controller.
Colonel Brown served with distinction in a multitude of command and staff positions throughout his career. Among them, he served as a Senior Team Leader, Small Group Instructor, assigned to the United States Army Quartermaster Officer Advanced Course, Fort Lee, Virginia; Chief Officer Advanced Course, USA Quartermaster Center & School; Support Operations Officer, 46th Corps Support Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Executive Officer, 189th Corps Support Battalion, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Chief Plans Logistics Division, LANDSOUTH (NATO), Verona, Italy; Battalion Commander, 530th Supply & Service Battalion (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Chief, Office of the Quartermaster General, Fort Lee, Virginia; Group Commander, 16th Corps Support Group, Hanau, Germany; V Corps G-4 (Deputy C-4, CJTF-7), Baghdad, Iraq.
Colonel Brown’s Military Awards & Decorations in the Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with six Oak Leaf Clusters, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Achievement Medal, Expert Field Medical Badge, Parachute Badge, Parachute Rigger Badge.
Colonel Brown retired from active duty in 2004.