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Colonel Dave Brown
United States Army
Garrison Commander
White Sands Missile Range

Logo: Shoulder sleeve insignia of the United States Army Installation Management Command  Col Dave Brown in a 1991 graduate of the University of Delaware. Upon graduation he received his regular Army commission through the Reserve Officer Training Corps as an Ordnance officer branch detailed to the Infantry. During his 23 years as a commissioned officer he served in command and staff positions in the United States, Honduras, Germany, Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan. His tours of duty include the 7th Infantry Division (Light) as a Lieutenant; the 1st Cavalry Division, 18th Military Police Brigade, and 1st Armored Division as a Captain; the 52nd Ordnance Group (EOD) as a Major and the 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized) as a Major and Lieutenant Colonel; and the 1st Infantry Division as a Lieutenant Colonel; he served as the G-3/5/7 for the 21st Theatre Sustainment Command. 

He previously commanded Company B, 127th Aviation Support Battalion, 1st Armored Division (Mechanized) in Hanaue, Germany. Most recently he commanded the 201st Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division from 18 June 2009 to 15 March 2012. 

As part of the War of Terrorism, Col Brown deployed with the 52nd Ordnance Group (EOD) to OIF-1 as the Group S-4; the 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized) for OIF 05-07 as a Battalion Executive Officer and OIF 07-09 as the Brigade S-4; and during OEF 11-12 as the Commander of the 201st Brigade Support Battalion. 

 Col Brown holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Delaware, Master of Arts from Webster University, and Master of Strategic Studies from the USAF Air University. He is a graduate of the Infantry Officer Basic Course, Ranger School, Combined Logistics Officer Advanced Course, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff School, and the Air War College.

His awards and decorations include Bronze Star Medal (4th award), Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal (3rd award), NATO Medal (2nd award), Combat Action Badge, Expert Infantryman's Badge, Ranger Tab and Parachutists Badge. 

Col Brown is married to the former Christina Racey of Woodstock, Virginia. 

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