Charles Q. Brown Jr.
|Charles Q. Brown, Jr.|
1962 (age 55–56)|
San Antonio, Texas
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/||United States Air Force|
|Years of service||1985 – present|
Defense Distinguished Service Medal|
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit with three oak leaf clusters
Charles Q. Brown Jr. (born 1962) is the deputy commander of United States Central Command, MacDill AFB, FL. Previously, he was the Commander Air Forces Central, as the air component commander for AFCENT, he was responsible for developing contingency plans and conducting air operations in a 20-nation area of responsibility covering Central and Southwest Asia. In May 2018, Brown was nominated for promotion to general and assignment as commander of Pacific Air Forces (PACAF), air component commander for United States Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) and executive director of the Pacific Air Combat Operations Staff. This nomination was confirmed by a voice vote of the U.S. Senate at the end of June.
Brown's active duty career began in 1985, when he was commissioned as a second lieutenant. He was a distinguished graduate of the Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.
He has served in a variety of positions at the squadron and wing level, including an assignment to the United States Air Force Weapons School as an F-16 instructor. His notable staff tours include aide-de-camp to the Chief of Staff of the Air Force; director, Secretary of the Air Force and Chief of Staff Executive Action Group; and deputy director, operations, U.S. Central Command. He also served as a national defense fellow at the Institute for Defense Analyses, Alexandria, VA.
Brown has commanded a fighter squadron, the U.S. Air Force Weapons School, and two fighter wings. Prior to his current assignment, he served as director, operations, strategic deterrence, and nuclear integration, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe—Air Forces Africa, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. He is a command pilot with more than 2,900 flying hours, including 120 combat hours.
Awards and decorations
- "USAF bio of Charles Q. Brown Jr". Retrieved 2015-10-25.
- "PN1969 — Lt. Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. — Air Force". U.S. Congress. 2018-05-15. Retrieved 2018-05-16.
- "General Officer Announcement". U.S. Department of Defense. 2018-05-16. Retrieved 2018-05-17.
- "PN1969 — Lt. Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. — Air Force". U.S. Congress. 2018-06-28. Retrieved 2018-06-29.
- "Brig. Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr". Texas Techsan. Lubbock, Texas: Texas Tech University Alumni Association. p. 26.
- Karney, Katelyn (2012-03-04). "People". Texas Techsan. Lubbock, Texas: Texas Tech Alumni Association. p. 10.
- O'Connor, Michael (2009-08-09). "Wing commander promoted to brigadier general". Inside USAFE. Archived from the original on 2011-09-27. Retrieved 2011-08-20.
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