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The CUAS Coalition is proud to announce the confirmation of United States Air Force Major Mikita Brown as Director of Defense. Maj. Brown is highly decorated and experienced in air defense and in CUAS for the Air Force.

Major Mikita R. Brown, serves with the Joint Staff (JS) J6 Joint Deployable Analysis Team (JDAT) as the Senior Air Battle Manager to provide integration expertise of Multi-Domain C2 warfighter analysis. The JDAT analyzes current and future warfighter systems in austere field conditions to address Joint integration and interoperability issues to improve combat effectiveness, reduce fratricide, and minimize collateral damage. Major Brown leads a joint and coalition team of warfighters and analyst to develop innovative C4I solutions for Integrated Air Missile Defense (TBMs and SHORAD threats), while specializing in the emerging C2BM of sUAS and C-UAS drone defense.

Major Brown is a graduate of Tuskegee University where she earned her commission through the historic Det. 015. She gained Air Battle Management experience through key tactical and operational roles such as: Chief of Weapons and Tactics, 623rd Air Control Flight’s (LIGHT SWORD); Chief of Operational Analysis, AFCENT’s (PYRAMID); Chief of Operations Group Standardization and Evaluation for Command, Control and Joint Air Defense, OGV’s (SHOGUN); and Senior Director for the “world’s busiest airspace,” 621st Air Control Squadron’s (COBRA). She is also an experienced staff officer who has led progress for some of DOD’s toughest joint and combined C2 positions; notably, Korea’s Chief of C2 Plan’s Architecture, Communication Team, SPINS Coordinator and the Executive Officer to the Commander of the Air Operations Center (AOC). From there she became a distinguished Mission Crew Commander (MCC) for NATO’s AWACS (E-3A) Component while serving on the HQ-FHR (A5) Staff as the Program Manager for Mode 5/EHS and the 2035 Concept of Operations.

Major Mikita R. Brown, serves with the Joint Staff (JS) J6 Joint Deployable Analysis Team (JDAT) as the Senior Air Battle Manager to provide integration expertise of Multi-Domain C2 warfighter analysis. The JDAT analyzes current and future warfighter systems in austere field conditions to address Joint integration and interoperability issues to improve combat effectiveness, reduce fratricide, and minimize collateral damage. Major Brown leads a joint and coalition team of warfighters and analyst to develop innovative C4I solutions for Integrated Air Missile Defense (TBMs and SHORAD threats), while specializing in the emerging C2BM of sUAS and C-UAS drone defense.

Major Brown is a senior air battle manager with more than 1,340 flying hours (US & NATO E-3) and 720 hours of Ground Control Intercepts (GCI) via BC3-Qatar, BC3-Korea, JADGE Japan and Korea-AOC.

EDUCATION 

2002 Associates of Science in Biology, Georgia Military College; Milledgeville, GA

2004 Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL

2008 Masters of Science in Human Relations, University of Oklahoma; Norman OK

2010 Squadron Officer School; Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL

2016 Air Command and Staff College; Air University, by correspondence

2017 Masters of Military Studies and USMC Command and Staff College; Marine Corps University, Quantico VA

ASSIGNMENTS 1. July 2004 – May 2005, Director of Recruitment and Retention, Det. 015 Tuskegee University, Tuskegee AL 2. May 2005 – May 2006, Student, Undergraduate Air Battle Manager Training; Tyndall AFB, Panama City, FL 3. May 2006 – February 2007, Student, E-3 Air Weapons Office Training; Tinker AFB, Oklahoma City, OK 4. February 2007 – August 2007, Flight Chief of Admin &Senior Duty Officer, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma City, OK 5. August 2007 – January 2008, USSOUTHCOM Counter-Drugs Operations 6. January 2008 – January 2009, Dep Chief of Tactics & Instructor, 963rd AACS Tinker AFB, Oklahoma City, OK 7. January 2009 – June 2009, USCENTCOM Operations ENDURING FREEDOM & IRAQI FREEDOM (OIF/OEF)

8. June 2009 – July 2011, Flight Commander & Instructor; 552nd Training Squadron, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma City, OK 9. July 2011 – June 2012, Chief of Weapons & Tactic / Evaluator Senior Director; Kadena AFB, Okinawa Japan 10. June 2012 – January 2013, USCENTCOM Operation ENDURING FREEDOM and DEF of the ARABIAN GULF 11. January 2013 – July 2013, Chief of OGV C2 and Evaluator Senior Director; Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan

12. July 2013 – June 2014, Chief C2 Plans: Korea C4I Architecture, Communications, & SPINS, Osan AB, Republic of Korea 13. June 2014 – June 2015, Executive Officer to the KAOC Commander, Osan AB, Republic of Korea 14. June 2015 – July 2016, NATO E-3A Mission Crew Commander & Force HQ Requirements, GK Germany

15. July 2016, – June 2017, US Marine Corps Command and Staff, Marine Corps University, Quantico VA

16. June 2017- present, Joint Staff (JS) J6 Joint Deployable Analysis Team (JDAT), Eglin AFB, FL

FLIGHT INFORMATION 

Rating: Senior Air Battle Manager Flying Hours: 1,340

Combat Hours: 246

MDS Experience: E-3B/C (US-AWACS), JADGE (Japan), BCD (Qatar), BCD-K (Korea), RE-11/RE-12 (Korean-AOC), E-3A NATO-AWACS (Germany)

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS 

1. Meritorious Service Medal

2. Aerial Achievement Medal

3. Air Force Commendation Medal

4. Air Force Achievement Medal

5. ARMY-Achievement Medal

6. Meritorious Unit Award

7. AF Outstanding Unit Award

8. National Defense Service Medal

9. Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

10. Global War on Terrorism Medal

11. Korean Defense Service Medal

12. Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal

13. AF Overseas Ribbon Short

14. AF Overseas Ribbon Long

15. Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border

16. AF Longevity Service

17. AF Training Ribbon

OTHER ACHIEVEMNTS 

US ARMY Superior Soldier Award, Georgia ARMY National Guard (Combat Medic); 1997-1999

Graduate of US ARMY TOP GUN, Fort Sill; for Patriot’s Integrated Air Missile Defense (IAMD) Advanced School; June 2012

Graduate of USMC Advanced Research Scholars Program:

— Published 1st Operational Decision Game (ODG) for Marine Corps Gazette’s Online; Nuclear N-Korea Strategies

— Published Marine Corp Gazette article; for Joint Missile Defense, Manned & Unmanned Teaming (MUM-T) Solutions for A2AD challenges

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS

1. June 2017- present, Joint Staff (JS) J6 Joint Deployable Analysis Team (JDAT), Eglin AFB, FL., as a Major

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Second Lieutenant July 24, 2004

First Lieutenant July 1, 2006

Captain July 1, 2008

Major March 1, 2014

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