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Rear Admiral Charles "Mike" Brown

Rear Adm. Mike Brown is a native of Montgomery, Alabama. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations in 1989 from Tulane University and a Master of Science in Foreign Service in 1991 from Georgetown University. He completed Joint Professional Military Education at the Naval War College and Joint Forces Staff College, Joint Combined Warfighting School.

Brown was commissioned in 1995 as a Direct Commission Officer. He mobilized in 2001 to Chief of Naval Operations Intelligence Plot in Washington, District of Columbia, where he served as a watchstander and briefer. He mobilized again in 2015 as officer in charge of the Intelligence Train, Advice, and Assist mission for Operation Resolute Support in Kabul, Afghanistan. In 2017 he served on orders as a senior assistant to Director, Navy Staff in Washington, D.C.

His shore assignments include watchstander with Chief of Naval Operations Information Warfare in Washington, D.C.; reserve defense attachĂ© with Defense Intelligence Agency 0166 in Washington, D.C.; operations officer and executive officer, U.S. European Command 0430, Molesworth, United Kingdom; executive officer, U.S. European Command 0167, Atlanta, Georgia;  and chief of staff, Naval Information Warfare Reserve, Fort Worth, Texas. 

His command assignments include Chief of Naval Operations Information Warfare, Washington, D.C.; U.S. European Command 0167, Atlanta, Georgia; U.S. Africa Command J2, Washington, D.C.;  Defense Intelligence Agency 0601, Fort Dix, New Jersey; and Regional Commander, Naval Information Force Reserve Region, Washington, D.C.  

Personal awards include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal and various unit, service, and campaign awards.

Last Updated: 3 October 2022


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