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CHIEF MASTER SGT. GARY L. BROWN

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Chief Master Sergeant Gary L. Brown is the Command Chief Master Sergeant to the Commander of the 310th Space Wing, Schriever Air Force Base, Colo. Chief Brown represents the over 1000 members of the wing, functioning as the enlisted force liaison to the commander, leading the enlisted force as well as advising commanders on matters impacting their enlisted force, such as proper utilization, quality of enlisted leadership management, supervisor training, operations tempo, and quality of life issues. He monitors compliance with Air Force standards, serves on advisory councils and maintains close relationships with local community leaders. The chief ensures that the commander's policies are known and understood by all Airmen and serves as the functional manager for assigned first sergeants.

Chief Brown came to the 310th Space Wing from the 302nd Security Forces Squadron, 302nd Airlift Wing, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. Some of his responsibilities were providing the squadron commanders a mission-ready enlisted force to execute and support the force protection mission of airbase operations, C-130 resources and personnel, along with future TFI initiatives. Chief Brown also served and coordinated closely with numbered air forces and Air Force Reserve Command.

Chief Brown entered the armed forces in 1982 with the U.S. Army. He entered training as a field artillery cannon crewman later receiving training as a special weapons supervisor for the assembly and deployment of nuclear weapons. He joined the Air Force Reserve in 1991 and received training as a security forces member. Chief Brown has deployed in support of Operations SOUTHERN WATCH, SHINE HOPE, FUNDEMENTAL JUSTICE, NOBLE EAGLE, IRAQI FREEDOM and UNIFIED RESPONSE. Chief Brown has served as a member of the Phoenix Raven Program/Raven 597 supporting the counterdrug contingency Operations PALMETTO GHOST and CORONET OAK in the SOUTHCOM AOR. Lastly, Chief Brown also served as the 506th Air Expeditionary Force Group superintendent and the base chief for Kirkuk Regional Air Base, Iraq, leading over 950 airman in providing a secure base of operations for more than 6000 coalition forces, Department of State personnel, the Iraqi Air Force, as well local/third country nationals for the only stand alone Air Force Base in the AOR.

EDUCATION
1985 Primary Leadership Development Course, Kaiserslautern, Germany
1988 Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Fort Carson, Colorado
1992 USAF Security Forces Apprentice Course, Lackland AFB, Texas.
1996 USAF Noncommissioned Officer Academy, correspondence
1999 Air Force Reserve Command NCO Leadership and Development Course, Peterson AFB, Colorado.
1999 USAF Training Course, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.
1999 Dynamics of International Terrorism, Hurlburt Field, Florida
1999 USAF Level II Antiterrorism Force Protection Course, Nellis AFB, Nevada.
2000 USAF Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, correspondence
2000 Phoenix Readiness Squad Operations Course, Fort Dix, New Jersey.
2000 Air Mobility Command Phoenix Raven Qualification Course/Raven 597, Fort Dix, New Jersey.
2001 USAF Operational Risk Management Application and Integration Course, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma.
2001 Status of Resources and Training System Data Handler Course, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi.
2001 Pressure Point Control Tactics Defensive Tactics Instructor Course, Fort Dix, New Jersey.
2001 Verbal Judo Instructor Course-Law Enforcement, Fort Dix, New Jersey.
2003 Department of Defense Security Specialist Course, Peterson AFB, Colorado.
2004 Army Corps of Engineers Security Engineering Training Course, Peterson AFB, Colorado.
2005 USAF Antiterrorism/Force Protection Level III Commander's Course, Peterson AFB, Colorado.
2005 USAF Sensitive Compartment Information Security Manager Course, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.
2006 USAF Program Protection Planning (PPP) Course, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
2007 Associate in Applied Science degree in police science - criminal justice, Community College of the Air Force
2009 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education (SJPME), correspondence
2012 Air Force Smart Operations in 21st Century (AFSO21) Senior Leader Course, Randolph AFB, Texas.
2012 Air Force Reserve Command, Command Chief Master Sergeant Orientation Course, Robins AFB, Georgia.
2013 Bachelor of Arts in Communication, with honors and a Leadership Certificate, Regis University, Denver, Colo.
2013 Center for Creative Leadership, USAF Leadership Enhancement Program,
Greensboro, N.C.


ASSIGNMENTS

September 1982 - December 1982, Basic Military and Advanced Individual Training, U.S. Army, Fort Sill, Okla.
December 1982 - January 1984, 7th Infantry Division, 1st Battalion 79th Field Artillery, Fort Ord, Calif.
January 1984 - January 1987, 4th Brigade, 2d Battalion 83rd Field Artillery, Babenhausen, Germany
January 1987 - May 1991, 4th Infantry Division, 5th Battalion 29th Field Artillery, Fort Carson, Colo.
June 1991 - August 2011, 302nd Airlift Wing, 302nd Security Forces Squadron, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.
August 2011 - Present, Command Chief Master Sergeant, 310th Space Wing, Schriever Air Force Base, Colo.

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Army Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Army Achievement Medal
Meritorious Unit Award
AF Outstanding Unit Award with silver and bronze oak leaf cluster
Combat Readiness Medal
Good Conduct Medal with three knot device
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with silver and bronze oak leaf cluster
National Defense Service Medal with bronze star device
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Kosovo Campaign Medal with bronze star device
Iraq Campaign Medal with bronze star device
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Army Overseas Service Ribbon
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border/four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Longevity Service with silver and bronze oak leaf cluster
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with bronze hourglass and three M devices
Army NCO Professional Development Ribbon with two devices
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon with bronze star device
Army Service Ribbon

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Private, Sept. 3, 1982
Private 2nd Class, March 1, 1983
Private First Class, Sept. 1, 1983
Specialist, Sept. 1, 1984
Sergeant, Aug. 1, 1985
Staff Sergeant, Feb. 6, 1986
Technical Sergeant, March 12, 1993
Master Sergeant, May 1, 1996
Senior Master Sergeant, April 1, 2001
Chief Master Sergeant, March 1, 2004

(Current as of July 2013)




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