David A. Brown, Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret.)
Associate Professor, MS, MMAS, MA
Advanced Studies in Naval Strategy (ASNS)
David A. Brown, Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired), is a former designated Army Strategist who holds a B.A. in Philosophy, a diploma from The Defense Language Institute for studies in the Greek language, a diploma from the Army's Command and General Staff College, a M.S. from Long Island University in Counseling and Leader Development, a M.M.A.S. from the Army's prestigious School of Advanced Military Studies Program, and a M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College.
COL Brown’s career spanned 30 years in combat arms 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 IRAQI FREEDOM, frequent visits to Bosnia and Kosovo, and military 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, West Point, commanded the U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, and during 2008, served as the senior military advisor and team chief for fifteen military teams advising the 2nd Iraqi Army Division in Mosul, Iraq.
COL Brown is also a graduate of the Institute of Counter-Terrorism’s Executive Studies Program at Herzliya, Israel, and has completed a graduate 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 and 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.
Having taught in the Naval War College’s prestigious Strategy and Policy Department for over seven years, COL Brown received the annual Weschler Award for inspirational teaching and excellence in the classroom. This past year, COL Brown helped expand and taught in the Maritime Advanced Warfighting School for joint war planners, and assisted in the creation and execution of the program for Advanced Studies in Naval Strategy (ASNS) where he now serves as Executive Director, and as an Associate Professor of Academics at the U.S. Naval War College.
COL Brown’s many awards include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with Four Oak Leaf Clusters, the Kuwait Liberation Medal, and the Combat Action Badge.