Charles Q. Brown Jr.

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Charles Q. Brown, Jr.
LIEUTENANT GENERAL CHARLES Q. BROWN JR.JPG
Birth name Charles Q. Brown, Jr.
Born 1962
San Antonio, Texas
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Air Force
Years of service 1985 – present
Rank US-O9 insignia.svg Lieutenant General
Awards Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit with three oak leaf clusters
Bronze Star

Charles Q. Brown Jr. (born 1962) is commander of the United States Air Forces Central Command, Southwest Asia. As the air component commander for United States Central Command, he is responsible for developing contingency plans and conducting air operations in a 20-nation area of responsibility covering Central and Southwest Asia.[1]

Early Education[edit]

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.

In 1994, he earned a master's degree in aeronautical science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, in Daytona Beach, Florida.

In 2012, the Texas Tech Alumni Association declared Charles Q. Brown Jr., a "Distinguished Graduate" of Texas Tech University.[2] [3]

Career[edit]

At the time of his promotion to flag rank, he was commander of the 31st Fighter Wing at Aviano Air Base in Italy.[4]

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.[1]

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 2,890 flying hours, including 95 combat hours.[1]

Awards and decorations[edit]

Personal decorations
Defense Superior Service Medal
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Width-44 crimson ribbon with a pair of width-2 white stripes on the edges
Legion of Merit with three bronze oak leaf clusters
Width-44 scarlet ribbon with width-4 ultramarine blue stripe at center, surrounded by width-1 white stripes. Width-1 white stripes are at the edges. Bronze Star
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Width-44 crimson ribbon with two width-8 white stripes at distance 4 from the edges.
Meritorious Service Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters
Unit awards
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Joint Meritorious Unit Award with oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with three bronze oak leaf clusters
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with two oak leaf clusters
Service Awards
Combat Readiness Medal
Campaign and service medals
Bronze star
Width=44 scarlet ribbon with a central width-4 golden yellow stripe, flanked by pairs of width-1 scarlet, white, Old Glory blue, and white stripes
National Defense Service Medal with one bronze service star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Korea Defense Service Medal
Service, training, and marksmanship awards
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal
Air Force Overseas Short Tour Service Ribbon
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with oak leaf cluster and gold frame
Silver oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Air Force Longevity Service Award with one silver and one bronze oak leaf clusters
Air Force Training Ribbon
Foreign awards
Order of National Security Merit Sam-Il Medal (Republic of Korea)
NATO Medal for Former Yugoslavia
Other accoutrements
COMMAND PILOT WINGS.png US Air Force Command Pilot Badge
Headquarters US Air Force Badge.png Headquarters Air Force Badge

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "USAF bio of Charles Q. Brown Jr". Retrieved 2015-10-25. 
  2. ^ "Brig. Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr". Texas Techsan. Lubbock, Texas: Texas Tech University Alumni Association. p. 26. 
  3. ^ Karney, Katelyn (2012-03-04). "People". Texas Techsan. Lubbock, Texas: Texas Tech Alumni Association. p. 10. 
  4. ^ 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.