Bryan D. Brown

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About Bryan D. Brown

  • Participated in conflicts: Vietnam War

General Bryan Douglas "Doug" Brown (born October 20, 1948) is a former Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). As USSOCOM's combatant commander, he was responsible for all unified special operations forces, both active duty and reserve. Brown has a B.A. in history from Cameron University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Webster University. He entered the Army in 1967 as a private in the infantry. Upon completion of Airborne School and the Special Forces Qualification Course, he served on a Special Forces "A Team" at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He later went on to earn his pilot’s wings shortly after that. His notable commands include 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, Joint Special Operations Command and U.S. Army Special Operations Command. Gen. Bryan D. "Doug" Brown was the first member of the Aviation branch to attain the rank of four-star general. As a general officer, he served as Assistant Division Commander (Maneuver), 1st Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Riley, Kansas. He also served as director of Plans, Policy and Strategic Assessments (J5/J7) at the U.S. Special Operations Command MacDill AFB, Commanding General, Joint

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