Robert W. (Bob) Brown

Bob Brown began a six-month developmental assignment as the deputy to the garrison commander for U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii in November 2019.

Brown has served as the Director of Plans, Training, Mobilization, & Security, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Benning, Georgia, since June 2005. He is the senior staff director for training, plans and operations, airfield operations, range operations, training support center activities, and personnel security programs on a large, multi-functional CONUS-based installation. His team provides general support to the Maneuver Center of Excellence, and the Armor and Infantry Schools, and coordinates all training services and support enablers, priorities, and fiscal requirements for all installation partners and stakeholders to best support the Army Operating Concept, Army Campaign Plan 2025; and IMCOM’s annual Program Budget Guidance. 

Brown manages nine Common Levels of Service: Protection (602); Security Management (603); Emergency Management (604); Command & Control (902); Airfield Operations (900); Training Land Sustainment (903); Range Operations (904); and Training Support Center / Multimedia and Visual Information (905 / 702).

Prior to this assignment, Brown served as a U.S. Army active duty Infantry officer. Commissioned in 1978 from the Virginia Military Institute, he served in various tactical and operational assignments until his retirement in June 2004 at the grade of colonel. From 2004–2005, he served as Consultant and Team Lead for the Force Development experimentation work group in the Boeing Future Combat Systems Program for the U.S. Army’s Future Combat Systems Initiative. In 2018, he served in a 120-day developmental assignment as deputy to the garrison commander for U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys, South Korea. 

Career Chronology:

  • November 2019-Present: Deputy to the Garrison Commander, U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii
  • January 2018 – May 2018: Deputy to the Garrison Commander, U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys, South Korea
  • June 2005–Present:  Director, Plans, Training, Mobilization, and Security, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Benning, Georgia
  • June 2004–May 2005: Consultant, Force Development Experimentation Work Group, Boeing Future Combat Systems Program, St. Louis, Missouri
  • August 2001–May 2004: G-3, U.S. Army Infantry Center and School, Fort Benning, Georgia
  • July 1998–August 2001: Director, Readiness & Requirements, U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), MacDill Air Force Base, Florida
  • June 1995–June 1997: Commander, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas
  • October 1993–June 1995: Division Training Officer and Active Duty Advisor, 87th Reserve Division (Training), Hoover, Alabama
  • August 1991–September 1993: Battalion Operations Officer and Executive Officer, 4th Battalion, 7th Infantry and 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry, Aschaffenburg and Hohenfels, Germany


  • Master of Science, National Security & Strategic Studies, National War College, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C., 1998
  • Master of Science, Personnel Management, Troy State University, Troy, Alabama, 1984
  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Virginia, 1978

Significant Training:

  • Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 1986
  • Command and General Staff School, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 1990
  • National War College, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C., 1998
  • IMCOM DPTMS Course, Fort Belvoir, Virginia 2008
  • IMCOM Garrison Leader Pre-Command Course, San Antonio, Texas, 2012
  • Joint Chiefs of Staff Anti-Terrorism Level IV Training, McLean, Virginia, 2012
  • Supervisor Development Course, Fort Benning, Georgia, 2014 (Refresher, 2017)
  • Defense Performance Management and Appraisal Program Train-the-Trainer, Fort Benning, Georgia, 2017

Awards and Honors:

  • Defense Superior Service Medal
  • Legion of Merit Medal
  • Meritorious Service Medal (4 Awards)
  • Army Commendation Medal (4 Awards)
  • Superior Civilian Service Award
  • Commander’s Award for Civilian Service (2 Awards)

Professional Memberships and Associations:

  • National Infantry Association’s Order of Saint Maurice (Primicerius)
  • National Armor Association’s Order of Saint George (Bronze)
  • National Infantry Foundation Board of Directors (Non-Voting Member)
  • Valley Mission Rescue Board of Directors (Voting Member)
  • Distinguished Member of the Regiment – 504th Infantry (Airborne)