Colonel ANN L. BROWN

Col Ann L. Brown is the commander of the 459th Mission Support Group, Joint Base Andrews, Md.  She is responsible for the training and readiness of more than 500 assigned personnel. The group consists of the 69th Aerial Port Squadron, 459th Force Support Squadron, 459th Civil Engineering Flight, 459th Security Forces Squadron, 459th Logistics Readiness Squadron and the 759th Logistics Readiness Flight. The 459 MSG provides support to 1,300 wing personnel and provides combat support services for all U.S. military branches in times of peace, war, and national emergency within the United States and abroad.  It also provides mission-ready Airmen in accordance with Air Force, Air Force Reserve Command and Air Mobility Command policy. Col Brown entered the Air Force in 1989, graduating from the University of Virginia and receiving her commission through the Reserve Officer Training Corps.  She has served in a variety of logistics and mission support positions during both her active duty and reserve careers, including flight commander, Installation Deployment Officer, major command staff officer, squadron operations officer, squadron commander, expeditionary squadron commander, Headquarters Air Force deputy director, deputy group commander, and group commander. 


1989 Bachelor of Science, Applied Mathematics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.
1995 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1999 Master of Business Administration, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
2004 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
2009 Air War College, by correspondence


1. August 1989 – July 1991, Assistant, Mobility Evaluation Officer, and later, Total Quality Officer, 3200th  Support Wing, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.
2. July 1991 – July 1994, Logistics Plans Flight Commander and Installation Deployment Officer, 325th Logistics Support Squadron, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla.
3. July 1994 – August 1996, Cost Per Flying Hour and Weapons System Cost Reduction Manager, and later, Command Deployment Manager, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas      
4. August 1996 – February 1998, Combat Operations Flight Commander, 12th Supply Squadron, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas
5. April 1999 – March 2006, Chief of Logistics, 307th (later redesignated 556th) RED HORSE Squadron, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
6. March 2006 – January 2008, Operations Officer, 916th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C.
7. January 2008 – July 2010, Commander, 916th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C. (October 2009 – May 2010,
Commander, 376th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron, Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyz Republic)
8. July 2010 – October 2013, Deputy Commander, 916th Mission Support Group, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C.
9. October 2013 – March 2015, Deputy Director, Directorate of Systems Integration, DCS/Logistics, Installations & Mission Support, (HAF), Pentagon, Washington, D.C. (September 2014 – January 2015, Commander, 459th Mission Support Group, Joint Base Andrews, Md.)
10. March 2015 – August 2019, Commander, 759th Logistics Readiness Flight, Joint Base Andrews, Md.
11. August 2019 – present, Commander, 459th Mission Support Group, Joint Base Andrews, Md.


Meritorious Service Medal with silver and bronze oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with silver and bronze oak leaf clusters
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with one oak leaf cluster
National Defense Service Medal with bronze star
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Overseas Short Tour Ribbon
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M device and silver hourglass
2010 Air Force Reserve Command Colonel Cynthia L. Benulis AF Logistics Readiness Field Grade Officer of the Year
1992 Tyndall AFB Company Grade Officer of the Year


Second Lieutenant May 1989
First Lieutenant July 1991
Captain July 1993
Major April 2001
Lieutenant Colonel April 2008
Colonel October 2013

(Current as of August 2019)