Command Sgt. Maj. Demetrius Brown is a native of Magnolia, Mississippi. He entered the Army Sept. 15, 1988, as a light wheel vehicle mechanic. He attended Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Dix, New Jersey, where he was inducted into the Ordnance Corps.
Brown’s assignments include Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 14th Engineer Battalion, 7th Infantry Division, Fort Ord, California, as a light wheel vehicle mechanic; 71st Ordnance Company, Hanau, Germany, as a senior wheel vehicle mechanic; 181st Chemical Company, Fort Hood, Texas, as a motor sergeant; Delta Battery, 1st Battalion, 22nd Field Artillery, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, as a drill sergeant; HHC, 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, as a motor sergeant; HHC 3rd Bde., 3rd ID, as a motor sergeant; F Company (FSC), 203rd BSB, 3rd Bde, 3rd ID, as a first sergeant; HHC, 203rd BSB, 3rd Bde., 3rd ID, as a first sergeant; HHC, 59th Ordnance Bde., Fort Lee, Virginia, as a chief instructor/writer; HHC, 59th Ordnance Bde., Fort Lee, Virginia, as the brigade operations sergeants major; and Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 1st Infantry Division, as the battalion command sergeant major.
Brown’s military and civilian education includes Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, Drill Sergeant School, Army Basic Instructor Course, Master Fitness School, Support Operations Phase II, the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (Class 63) and the Battalion Pre Command Course. He completed an associate degree in general studies from Central Texas College, a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts from Excelsior College and a Master in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management from Excelsior College.
Brown’s awards include the Bronze Star Medal (three oak leaf clusters), Meritorious Service Medal (three oak leaf clusters), the Army Commendation Medal (five oak leaf clusters), the Army Achievement Medal (four oak leaf clusters), the Presidential Unit Citation, Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Award, Joint Military Unit Award, the Army Good Conduct Medal (ninth award), National Defense Service Medal with bronze star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal (four Bronze Stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (Number 4), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas service Ribbon (fifth award), Drill Sergeant Identification Badge, Combat Action Badge, Mechanic’s Badge, Driver Wheel and Track Badge. He is also the recipient of the Order of Samuel Sharp and the Order of Saint Maurice.
Brown’s deployments include Operation Enduring Freedom; Operation Iraq Freedom I, III, V, VII; and Operation Inherent Resolve.