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Lieutenant General Robert Brooks Brown

Lieutenant General Robert Brooks Brown

Commanding General, I Corps Joint Base Lewis-McChord (Since 3 July 2012)

LTG Brown was commissioned into the Infantry in May of 1981 after graduating from the United States Military Academy at West Point. His first duty assignment was as a graduate assistant at West Point. Afterwards, he served as a Platoon Leader, Executive Officer, Battalion Adjutant, and later Company Commander in 1st Battalion, 10th Infantry, 4th Infantry Division.

In 1986, LTG Brown completed the Armor Officer Advanced Course at Fort Knox, Kentucky and then attended graduate school at the University of Virginia, where he earned a master's degree in education. Following graduate school, LTG Brown was assigned to the United States Military Academy where he served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Military Instruction and as an Educational Technologist. Later, he served as the Assistant Director for the Performance Enhancement Center. Following this assignment, he continued his military studies at the United States Command and Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. In June of 1992, LTG Brown reported to Fort Shafter, Hawaii, where he served as the Military Plans Officer and Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, United States Army Pacific. In 1993, LTG Brown transitioned to Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, where he served as the S-3 and later Executive Officer of 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry, 25th Infantry Division. Additionally, he served as the Chief, G-3 Training where he deployed to Haiti for Operation Uphold Democracy. In 1996, LTG Brown transitioned to Total Army Personnel Command, Alexandria, Virginia, where he served as an Infantry Branch Major's Assignment Officer.LTG Brown then transitioned to the Pentagon, where he served as the Aide-de-Camp and Assistant Executive Officer to the Vice Chief of Staff, Army. LTG Brown continued service in Washington as a staff officer in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans, G-3/5/7, War Plans Division.

From May 1998 to May 2000, LTG Brown served as the commander of 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas and Task Force Commander, Operation Joint Forge, Bosnia-Herzegovina. In June of 2000, LTG Brown returned to Washington DC, where he served as a Joint Ground Maneuver Program Analyst, Force Structure, Resource and Assessment Directorate, J-8, Joint Staff.

LTG Brown continued his studies at the National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington DC from 2001 to 2002, where he received a Master's in National Security Strategy and graduated as Distinguished Honor Graduate.

In 2002, LTG Brown transitioned to Fort Lewis, Washington where he served as the Commander, 1st Brigade (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), 25th Infantry Division and deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom 2004-2005, Iraq. In 2005, LTG Brown returned to Hawaii where served as the Executive Assistant to the Commander, United States Pacific Command, Director, J-7, United States Pacific Command, and later as the Deputy Commanding General (Support) of the 25th Infantry Division where he deployed to Iraq in 2008.

In 2010, LTG Brown transitioned to Germany where he served as the Chief of Staff, United States Army Europe and Deputy Commander, U.S. Army NATO. Upon completion he moved to Fort Benning, Georgia and commanded the Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning from 2010 to 2012.