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Chief of Staff
Colonel Ronald D. “Dave” Brown



Colonel Ronald D. “Dave” Brown currently serves as Chief of Staff, Joint Munitions Command, Rock Island, Illinois. In this position, he supervises the Command General Staff and the Special Staff.

Upon graduation from the University of Delaware in 1991, he received his regular Army commission through the Reserve Officer Training Corps as an Ordnance officer branch detailed to the Infantry. During his 27 years as a commissioned officer, he served in command and staff positions in the United States, Honduras, Germany, Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan. His tours of duty include the 7th Infantry Division (Light) as a Lieutenant; the 1st Cavalry Division, 18th Military Police Brigade, and 1st Armored Division as a Captain; the 52nd Ordnance Group (EOD) as a Major and the 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized) as a Major and Lieutenant Colonel; and the 1st Infantry Division as a Lieutenant Colonel. He served in the G-3/5/7 and Deputy Commanding Officer 21st TSC as a Colonel. Recently he served as the Commander, U.S. Army Garrison White Sands Missile Range, from June 2016 to July 2018.

He previously commanded Company B, 127th Aviation Support Battalion, 1st Armored Division (Mechanized) in Hanau, Germany and the 201st Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division from June 2009 to March 2012.

As part of the War on Terrorism Colonel Brown deployed with the 52nd Ordnance Group (EOD) to OIF-1 as the Group S-4; the 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized) for OIF 05-07 as a Battalion Executive Officer and OIF 07-09 as the Brigade S-4; and during OEF 11-12 as the Commander of the 201st Brigade Support Battalion.

Col. Brown earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Delaware, a Master of Arts from Webster University, and a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Air Force Air War College. He is a graduate of the Infantry Officer Basic Course, Ranger School, Combined Logistics Officer Advanced Course, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff School and the Air War College.

His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal (4 Oak Leaf Clusters), Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters), NATO Medal (2nd Award), Combat Action Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Ranger Tab and Parachutists Badge.

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