The Friday Morning Lecture Series presents:

Building Peace - the Military's Role
presented by Colonel James Brown

We regret to inform you that this lecture has been cancelled.

We hope to reschedule Col. Brown's talk at a later date.

Colonel Brown will focus on conflict prevention and the military’s role in Peace Operations. He will address how the US Military is working with other government agencies to address underlying conditions of instability and how the USG is working to improve host nation capacity in un-governed and under-governed areas.

"Colonel Brown most recently served as the Deputy Commander for the 95th Civil Affairs Brigade (Airborne) located at Fort Bragg, NC. His military experience prior to becoming a Civil Affairs Officer includes: Platoon Leader in Korea; Aide-de-Camp and Company Command with U.S. Army Recruiting Command; and combat experience on General H. Norman Schwarzkopf’s personal staff in support of Operation Desert Shield/Storm. Within Civil Affairs he served as a team leader, operations officer, theater plans officer and Commander of C Company of the 96th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne). He led his company to provide Civil Affairs support into Afghanistan as part of Joint Special Operations Task Force – Dagger, during the initial phase of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM from October 2001 through April 2002. He was subsequently assigned to Third U.S. Army as the Chief of Plans for the Civil and International Military Operations Directorate. During Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, Colonel Brown advised the Kuwaiti Government in running their Humanitarian Operations Center in an effort to coordinate the International humanitarian community’s response and limit the effects of combat operations on the people of Iraq. He was then assigned to the U.S. Army’s Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute where he contributed to U.S. Government strategic and interagency stability operations planning initiatives. He was selected as the Commander of the 97th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne) where he focused Special Operation’s Civil Affairs support to mitigate and prevent confict within USPACOM. COL Brown’s formal education includes a BA in Business Management from Lynchburg College, and a MS in International Relations from Troy State University. COL Brown’s research interest will focus on confict prevention and the military’s role in USG development planning and operations that address underlying conditions of instability."**

This program is part of the Friday Morning Lecture Series sponsored by the Library and Learning in Retirement Association. It is funded by the Chelmsford Friends of the Library. For information on this series and other upcoming lectures click here:

**Col. Brown's bio is taken from the "U.S. Army Fellows Newsletter, The New England Edition"