Col. Brown is an ROTC distinguished military graduate from California State University Fullerton and a graduate of the U.S. Naval War College. He was commissioned as an infantry officer in 1991 and transferred to the Military Intelligence Corps in 1995. He has served in key positions as the Assistant Chief of Staff (Intelligence), NATO Rapid Deployable Corps - Italy, Garrison Commander of the Presidio of Monterey, California, and Commander, 532nd Military Intelligence Battalion in the Republic of Korea. He has also served as the J2, Special Operations Command South in Homestead, Florida, and the J2 for NATO Training Mission – Afghanistan.