Col Thomas H. Brown Jr.

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Colonel Thomas H. Brown, Jr., is the Director, Civilian Institution Programs, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He manages graduate school and continuing education assignments required to support nearly every aspect of the Air Force’s mission. He oversees 2,400 Air Force members pursuing advanced academic degrees and certifications at over 350 civilian universities, thirteen nations, research centers, hospitals, business organizations and governmental agencies valued at $90M annually. Graduates include medical professionals, attorneys, chaplains and line officers earning degrees in academic disciplines at all levels.

Colonel Brown graduated from Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science and International Relations. He went on to receive his Master of Arts degree in Human Resource Management from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri.

Throughout his career, Colonel Brown has held various key positions across 2 Combatant Commands, NATO, and 6 Major Commands. Most notably, he served as Executive Officer to COMAIRSOUTH in Naples, Italy, during the execution of Operation JOINT FORGE/JOINT GUARDIAN, Air Force Global Strike Command’s Director of Manpower, Personnel and Services (A1), Air Mobility Command Inspector General Branch Chief, Air Combat Command Deputy Fighter Group Commander, and a CJ-7 Deputy Director for COMISAF at Camp Eggers, Kabul, Afghanistan.  He most recently served as the 72d Air Base Wing Vice Commander at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.


1993 Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL, B.S. Political Science/Int’l Relations
1994 Aircraft Maintenance and Munitions Officer Course, Sheppard AFB, TX
1995 Information Management Officer Course, Keesler AFB, MS
2000 Personnel Officer Course, Keesler AFB, MS
2000 Squadron Officer School, In-Residence, Maxwell AFB, AL
2007 Webster University, St. Louis, MO, M.A. Human Resource Management
2008 Air Command and Staff College, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL
2011 Force Support Leadership Course, Eaker Center, Maxwell AFB, AL
2012 Air War College, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL


Legion of Merit
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
National Defense Service medal (One Device)
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Combat Readiness Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon
Air Force Training Ribbon
NATO Medal (Two Devices)

USAFE Force Support Field Grade Officer of the Year (2010)
Outstanding Personnel Manager of the Year – Allied Command Europe (2002)
Allied Air Command Southern Europe Company Grade Officer of the Year (2002)
Secretary of the Air Force Unit Quality Award (1996)
Communications and Information Officer of the Year – Eglin Air Force Base (1997)
Officer of the Year – 76th Mission Support Squadron (2000)

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