Colonel David W. Brown is the Deputy Commander, 18th Maintenance Group, Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 18th Maintenance Group supports all wing taskings as directed by the Commander Pacific Air Forces throughout PACAF and Fifth Air Force. The group maintains combat capabil-ity for 81 assigned F-15, KC-135, E-3 and HH-60 aircraft.
The group includes two aircraft maintenance squadrons that provide the only combined air refueling, combat rescue, air battle management and F-15 air superiority assets in the Asian and the western Pacific theater of operations; two maintenance squadrons directly responsible for flight line and in-shop support; and a maintenance operations squadron providing force infrastructure support for over 2,400 assigned military and civilian personnel. Additionally, the group is responsible for the largest munitions maintenance and storage area in PACAF hosting a stockpile valued at over $575 million.
Colonel Brown was commissioned through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Indiana State University in May 1986.
He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics Technology from Indiana State University, Terre Haute, and his Master of Science degree in Business Organizational Management, University of LaVerne, Hickam AFB Hawaii, 1995.
Colonel Brown's career highlights include several overseas assignments, stall tours at MAJCOM and HQ USAF and command of a logistics support squadron and maintenance squadrons throughout his career.
Brown is the son of JoAn Shaffer Brown, graduate of Staunton High School and David Brown, graduate of Brazil High School, of Terre Haute.