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Shannon Brown
Lieutenant Colonel, US Marine Corps

Lieutenant Colonel Brown is the 2017-2018 Commandant of the Marine Corps Fellow at the MIT Security Studies Program.  He is a 1995 graduate of Swarthmore College where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a dual major in Philosophy and Religion.  Commissioned in August 1996, Lieutenant Colonel Brown has served as an F/A-18 pilot in the operating forces with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (All Weather) 224, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115, and Marine Aircraft Group 12.  In the supporting establishment, he completed a tour as an instructor pilot with Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One.  In addition, Lieutenant Colonel Brown has served two tours as a Fire Support Officer and Joint Terminal Attack Controller for a Joint Special Operations Task Force.  He has completed four deployments to the Western Pacific, one combat tour in Iraq, as well as four combat deployments to Afghanistan.  His most recent assignment was as the Commanding Officer of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115, the Silver Eagles.  He is a graduate of the Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course and the Joint Combined Warfighter School, Joint Forces Staff College.