• Deputy to CAC CG announces retirement

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  • Combined Arms Center Public Affairs
    Kirby R. Brown, deputy to the commanding general, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth, will retire from federal service Dec. 8 after 40 years of service to the nation.
    Brown, a member of the Senior Executive Service, has been with CAC since July 2012. Before assuming duties at CAC, Brown served as deputy to the commanding general, U.S. Army Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill, Okla., from 2007 to 2012.
    During his tenure at Fort Leavenworth, Brown was responsible for assisting the commanding general overseeing four major subordinate organizations located here, eight Centers of Excellence, 17 schools, and various training programs located throughout the United States. He served 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 acted on the commanding general’s behalf with delegated authority concerning operations and activities throughout CAC’s global purview.
    Generals that Brown supported during his time at Fort Leavenworth include retired Gen. David Perkins, former commanding general of Training and Doctrine Command; Gen. Robert Brown, current commanding general of U.S. Army Pacific Command; and Lt. Gen. Michael Lundy, the current CAC and Fort Leavenworth commanding general.
    While serving as deputy, Brown was recognized for his contributions and leadership at the highest levels. He was the recipient of the 2017 distinguished level Presidential Rank Award. In a given year, no more than 1 percent of the career Senior Executive Service corps within the federal government can receive this distinguished award. Accomplishments that supported this award included Brown’s lead in the Secretary of the Army and Chief of Staff of the Army’s directive for Army University’s 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 CAC’s 33,000 employees around the world. 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 was also the recipient of the 2011 meritorious executive Presidential Rank Award. The Presidential Rank Award of Meritorious Executive is the second-highest annual award given to selected career SES members. The award may be given to no more than 5 percent of the members of the SES within the federal government in any given year.
    Before serving as a SES, Brown served in numerous positions, including director of the U.S. Army Missile and Space Defense Battle Lab in Colorado Springs, Colo.; senior military analyst for the Institute for Defense Analysis, Washington, D.C.; and senior military analyst for Aegis Technologies in Huntsville, Ala.
    Page 2 of 2 - The replacement for Brown as deputy to the commanding general has not been designated. In the interim, Brig. Gen. Troy D. Galloway, CAC deputy commanding general, Army National Guard, will serve as the deputy.
    A retirement and farewell ceremony is scheduled for 1 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Frontier Conference Center. Brown and his wife, Donna, will remain in the Leavenworth area and plan to stay active supporting the local and Kansas City metro communities.
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