Major General Joseph D. Brown IV, United States Air Force
Commandant, The Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy
Major General Brown serves as the Commandant, The Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C. The Eisenhower School is the premier Department of Defense Joint Professional Military Education institution for national security resource management. The School prepares selected military officers and civilians from the Department of Defense, government agencies, over 20 foreign countries, and the private sector for senior leadership positions in the materiel acquisition and joint logistics fields. The College awards it graduates a Master of Science degree in National Resource Strategy.
Major General Brown was commissioned in 1980 as a distinguished graduate of the ROTC program at the Virginia Military Institute. He has commanded at the squadron, group, and wing levels, as well as holding various joint and Air Staff positions. His joint experience includes time as the senior military assistant to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the executive officer to the Supreme Allied Commander Europe, and as Deputy Commander of the NATO Combined Air Operations Center in Eskisehir, Turkey.
Prior to assuming his current position, he served as the Deputy Director for Nuclear Operations, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. In this capacity, he was the principal adviser to the commander on issues pertaining to strategic deterrence and nuclear operations and was responsible for management and oversight of the nuclear enterprise overseeing personnel, procedural, equipment, communications and facility requirements supporting the nuclear command and control system.
Major General Brown holds a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University, as well as a Master of Science in National Security Strategy from the National War College.
The general is a command pilot with more than 4,200 hours, primarily in the B-1 and B-52, including combat time in operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom.