• Brown selected to receive top SES award

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  • U.S. Army Combined Arms Center Public Affairs Office
    Kirby R. Brown, deputy to the commanding general of the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth, has been selected to receive the 2017 distinguished level Presidential Rank Award, the Army Civilian Senior Leader Management Office announced Dec. 19.
    Brown is one of only 36 senior executives within the federal government to receive this prestigious award and one of only three recipients within the Department of the Army. He previously had been awarded the meritorious level award in 2011.
    “These recipients have proven themselves to be exemplars of public service excellence and have demonstrated a consistent and lasting dedication to the service and leadership ideals of the federal government’s career civil service,” said Senior Executive Association President Bill Valdez.
    This is the highest award that career SES members can receive. No more than 1 percent of the career Senior Executive Service civilians within the federal government can receive this distinguished award.
    Brown assumed his current position at the Combined Arms Center in July 2012. He serves as the commanding general’s principle advisor and the senior expert in force management, joint capabilities integration and development, requirements determination, and materiel acquisition. In this capacity, he acts on the commanding general’s behalf with delegated authority concerning operations and activities throughout the Combined Arms Center’s global purview and the eight training Centers of Excellence throughout the United States.
    Accomplishments that supported this award recognition included Brown’s lead in the Secretary of the Army and Chief of Staff of the Army’s directive for Army University initial operating capability at Fort Leavenworth. He was significantly involved in the development of Army doctrine that provides the Army with guidance for leaders and supervisors related to employee engagement. Brown has been instrumental in developing performance-based workforce planning and execution for the Combined Arms Center’s 33,000 employees worldwide. He is the senior leader responsible for delivering professional leader development education to the Army’s 275,000 civilian employees via the Army Management Staff College.
    Brown will be formally recognized in a ceremony in Washington, D.C., later in the year.
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