Col. Kevin S. Brown

Deputy Commander

Published Aug. 30, 2018


Col. Kevin S. Brown is the Deputy Commander of the Southwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Division, which is headquartered in Dallas, is one of nine Corps of Engineers regional commands. With four District Offices in Little Rock, Arkansas; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Galveston and Fort Worth, Texas, it encompasses all or part of seven states, and covers some 2.3 million acres of public land and water.  Prior to this assignment, he was the Assistant Commandant of the U.S. Army Engineer School in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

Brown was commissioned as a second lieutenant into the Engineer Regiment from the United States Military Academy in 1993, earning a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management from the Missouri University of Science and Technology and is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Missouri.

Brown has served in a variety of command and staff positions in both the United States and overseas. Among them have been Director of the Directorate of Training and Leader Development at the U.S. Army Engineer School, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and Senior Engineer and Maneuver Support Observer Controller Trainer at the Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, Louisiana. Prior to JRTC he was Commander of Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina and as the Deputy District Commander for the St. Paul District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St Paul, Minnesota. Other assignments include 82nd Airborne Division Engineer, 27th Engineer Battalion (Combat, Airborne) Operations Officer, XVIII Airborne Corps G35 Future Operations Planner, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Exchange Officer and Battalion Operations Officer, 3rd Combat Engineer Regiment (Royal Australian Engineers), Lavarack Barracks, Queensland, Australia; 3rd Infantry Division Deputy Assistant Engineer, Bravo Company Commander for the 10th Engineer Battalion (Combat, Mechanized), Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding General, 3rd Infantry Division,  Fort Stewart, Georgia; Sapper Platoon Leader in C Company, Light Equipment Platoon Leader in Headquarters Company and Battalion Maintenance Officer, 307th Engineer Battalion (Combat Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

His overseas deployments include Operation Safe Haven/Passage in Panama 1996, Operation Desert Thunder Kuwait 1998, Operation Joint Forge Bosnia-Herzegovina 2000-2001, Operation Iraqi Freedom Iraq 2009-2010 and Operation Enduring Freedom Afghanistan 2008, 2012, and 2017. 

His military education includes the Engineer Officer Basic and Advance Courses, the Combined Arms and Services Staff School, and the Command and General Staff College.

His awards and decorations include the following: Legion of Merit; Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster; Meritorious Service Medal with six Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with  three Oak Leaf Clusters; Joint Achievement Medal; Army Achievement Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster; National Defense Service Medal with Service Star; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with Service Star; Afghanistan Campaign Medal with three Campaign Stars; Iraq Campaign Medal with two Campaign Stars; Humanitarian Service Medal with Service Star; and NATO Medal with two Campaign Stars. He has also earned the Combat Action Badge, the Ranger Tab, the Master Parachutist Badge, and the Air Assault Badge. He also is a proud lifetime member of both the Society of American Military Engineers and the Army Engineer Association, and a recipient of the Silver Order of the de Fleury.