Major General Charles Brown

MG Charles Brown

Charles P. Brown was born in McAlester, Oklahoma, on 11 January 1918. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Field Artillery.

MG Brown’s assignments include: Commander 694th Field Artillery Battalion and commanded the unit until after World War II, taking it into combat in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations; Operations Officer of the XIV Corps Artillery in the Philippine Islands and moved with this unit for occupation duty in Japan; Executive Officer of HQ’s, Special Troops, Eighth US Army, Japan, and remained with the occupation forces until August 1947; Assigned to NATO HQ’s, Oslo, Norway, as a staff officer in the Operations Division and then as Chief, Land Staff; Chief of the Resident Instruction Division, Department of Gunnery, Artillery and Missile School, Fort Sill, OK; Commanded the 214th Artillery Group and later the 52d Artillery Group; Deputy Chief of Staff for Military Operations in Washington, D.C. and Director of the Program and Budget Divisions; Assistant Division Commander (Support Operations) of the 1st Cavalry Division in Korea.

General Brown was appointed Assistant Commandant of the Army Artillery and Missile School at Fort Sill, OK. He left this position in June 1965 and became Deputy Chief of Staff, Comptroller at HQ’s, United States Continental Army Command, where he served until assignment as Director of Army Budget Office, in August 1966. General Brown was assigned as Commanding General of Fort Sill, OK., in July 1967.

General Brown’s military education includes: The Field Artillery Officer and Basic and Advance Courses; The Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and The Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania.

MG Brown’s awards and decorations include:: Legion of Merit w/Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, American Campaign Medal, American Defense Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster, WWII Victory Medal, Occupational Medal (Japan), Philippine Liberation & Independence Ribbon and the National Defense Service Medal.

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