John M. Brown III
Lieutenant General John Brown was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 7-71, 26 February 1971. His first duty assignment was as Action Officer, United States Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Assistant G-3 for Plans/Exercises, 2nd Infantry Division, Eighth United States Army, Korea; Executive Officer, 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry, 2nd Infantry Division, Eighth United States Army, Korea; Commander, Headquarters and Special Troops Battalion, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Deputy Commander, Dragon Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Commander, 3rd Battalion, 5th Cavalry, 3rd Armored Division, United States Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany and Operations DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM, Saudi Arabia; Commander, 1st Brigade, 24th Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia; Chief of Staff, 1st Armored Division, United States Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany and TASK FORCE EAGLE/OPERATION JOINT ENDEAVOR, Bosnia; Military Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C.; Assistant Division Commander, 10th Mountain Division, OPERATION JOINT FORGE, Bosnia-Herzegovina; Director of Integration, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans, United States Army, Washington, D.C.; Deputy Chief of Staff for Training, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Monroe, Virginia; Deputy Commanding General for Transformation, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Lewis, Washington; Commanding General, United States Army Alaska/Deputy Commander, United States Alaskan Command, Fort Richardson, Alaska. | His military awards include: Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star, Defense Superior Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Legion Of Merit w/ 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Bronze Start Medal, Meritorious Service Medal w/ 7 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal w/ 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Ranger Tab, Office of the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge.