Major General Mark Brown named to Riverside Military Academy’s Board of Trustees

May 3, 2021

GAINESVILLE, GA — Maj. Gen. Mark A. Brown, retired, has been named to the Riverside Military Academy Board of Trustees.

Upon General Brown’s retirement in 2018, he was the Deputy Commander of Air Education and Training Command (AETC), Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. AETC recruits, trains, and educates more than 290,000 Air Force personnel annually. His command included the Air Force Recruiting Service, two numbered Air Forces and two fully accredited graduate and doctoral degree granting universities: Air University and the Air Force Institute of Technology.

Following his retirement he served in the United States Department of Education.

General Brown was commissioned through the ROTC program at Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama, and entered active duty in 1986. He has served in comptroller, command and staff positions at all levels of the Department of Defense, including two staff assignments working directly with the legislative branch of government. His global experience includes serving in the Philippines, Spain, England, Turkey, and Iraq. He has commanded four times consisting of two squadrons, a mission support group and a numbered Air Force, deployed in support of operation Provide Comfort, served as the Assistant Executive Officer for the 17th Air Force Chief of Staff and was the Financial Management, Senior Military Assistant in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and Chief Financial Officer for Air Force Materiel Command, responsible for a portfolio greater than $60 billion, which at the time was 38 percent of the Air Force budget.

General Brown resides in Alexandria, Virginia.

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Riverside Military Academy, established in 1907, is one of the nation’s premier all-boys college preparatory schools. Riverside Military Academy, serving young men in grades 6-12, is located in the city of Gainesville, GA. Our distinctive military structure, academic, and athletic programs, and leadership and character development programs enhance the overall educational experience while producing young men of character, sound judgment, and commitment.

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