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COL Henry C. Brown


403rd AFSB Commander

Colonel Henry C. Brown assumed command of 403rd Army Field Support Brigade headquartered in the Republic of Korea on July 7, 2023.

COL Brown recently completed his Army Senior Service College as a National Security Affairs Fellow in the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

In his previous assignment, COL Brown served as the chief, Operations and Exercises Branch for U.S. Forces Korea, Combined Forces Command, C45 in Yongsan, Republic of Korea. In his previous command assignment, COL Brown served 26 months as the battalion commander of Defense Logistics Agency’s Energy Middle East at Naval Support Activity Bahrain, supporting the warfighter in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility from June 2017 to July 2019.

COL Brown has served in a myriad of staff and leadership positions throughout his career. In his first assignment, he was detailed to the Field Artillery branch as a platoon leader and executive officer for Alpha Company, 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, Camp Stanley, Republic of Korea. In 2003, COL Brown was assigned to the 1st Infantry Division’s Support Command in Kitzigen, Germany. In April 2004, 1st ID deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. During the deployment, he served as the Division Command deputy Support Operations officer and the 701st Main Support Battalion’s Supply and Service officer. After returning from Iraq, COL Brown would also serve as the SPO officer and the Maintenance officer for the 701st MSB. In August 2006, COL Brown was selected to command Delta Company, 123rd MSB, 1st Armored Division, Dexheim, Germany. After this assignment in 2008, he was assigned to 8th Army, Republic of South Korea and served as the Civil Military Operations deputy, assistant chief of staff, and the G3 Current Operation battle major. In 2010, COL Brown transitioned to serve as the executive officer for the Korean Service Corps Battalion. In 2012, COL Brown was selected as the Division Transportation officer for the 2nd Infantry Division. After completing his key developmental positions, COL Brown was assigned to the 3rd Sustainment Command, Expeditionary. The 3rd ESC deployed to Afghanistan in April 2014 and he served as the Air Mobility officer in charge.

COL Brown’s military training and education include the Field Artillery Basic Course, Combined Logistics Captains Career Course, Combined Arms Service and Staff School, and the Command General Staff College. COL Brown was a distinguished military graduate from New Mexico Military Institute. He holds Bachelor of Science in geography and urban planning from New Mexico State University. COL Brown also holds a master’s degree in business administration from the Mason School of Business at the College of William and Mary.

COL Brown’s awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, NATO Medal, Parachutist Badge, and the Air Assault Badge.

COL Brown is married to Yunjoo, and they have two children.