Lawrence T. Brown

Deputy Dean & Senior Service Advisor College of Leadership and Ethics
Col., U.S. Army
Lawrence T. Brown faculty photo


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.

Areas of Expertise

  • Command and Control
  • Ground Warfare
  • Intel
  • Latin America
  • Leadership
  • Military Planning
  • NATO
  • Terrorism

Professional Highlights


Military Faculty, U.S. Naval War College, College of Leadership and Ethics

Reported for duty at U.S. Naval War College. Assigned to the College of Leadership and Ethics (CLE).

Assistant Chief of Staff (Intelligence) & Senior National Representative, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps - Italy

Senior Intelligence Officer and Senior American Military Officer assigned to a 3-star seventeen nation NATO corps headquarters. Responsible for all-source intelligence against NATO threats, and leading an intelligence staff of fifty allied military personnel.

Commander, U.S. Army Garrison Presidio of Monterey

Commander of U.S. Army Garrison of over 400 Soldiers, Army Civilians, and contractors that provided all services and support to a military community of over 15,000 people located at five separate locations. Responsible for a yearly operating budget of $68 million dollars.


M.S., U.S. Army War College, 2012, Strategic Studies

M.M.A.S., U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, 2004, Military Art and Science

M.A., U.S. Naval War College, 2003, National Security and Strategic Studies

Research Contributions and Publications

Awards and Decorations

Defense Superior Service Medal
Oak Leaf Cluster

Legion of Merit

Bronze Star Medal

Defense Meritorious Medal
Oak Leave Cluster

Meritorious Service Medal
Four Oak Leaf Clusters

Other Honors

2012 Secretary of Defense National Security Essay Competition
3rd Place

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