Conrad Brown

Conrad Brown commissioned as an Armor officer in the United States Army following graduation from the United States Military Academy in 2006. He has served in multiple leadership positions in garrison and while deployed. Recently, he served as an armored cavalry regiment troop commander while deployed, a Stryker-equipped infantry troop commander, and a regimental headquarters and headquarters troop commander. He is currently serving as an assistant professor of military science at George Mason University and lives in Virginia with his wife and two children.

Recent articles from Conrad Brown

A second lieutenant shows his wife the ins and outs of an MRE at the battalion's Jane Wayne Day, Oct. 10, 2012.
Community
How Leaders Can Sometimes Treat Men And Women Differently
Leaders rightly fear the harm that gossip and ‘perceived’ misbehavior can wreak even if nobody did anything wrong.
Cadets practice throwing grenades during last summer’s CST at Fort Knox.
Leadership
6 Ways To Get The Most Out Of The Cadet Leaders Course
Here are a few things cadets attending CLC can do to maximize the value of their training.
Sgt. Debra C. Riddle, anti-tank missileman (gunner), and Cpl. Thomas P. Gray III, anti-tank missileman (assistant gunner), both with Weapons Company, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, fire the Mk-153 shoulder-launched multipurpose assault weapon during a squad supported attack at Range G6 aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Feb. 4, 2015.
Community
There Are Women Who Can Outperform Many Men In The Infantry. Get Over It
A combat arms officer counters the arguments for why women should be kept out of infantry units.
Soldiers participate in an Army-wide Profession of Arms Campaign focus group.
Community
Enforcing The Army’s Definition Of Professional Ethic Requires More Than A Written Document
Writing the definition of Army profession was easy; now we need the training program to support it.
Instructors from the 7th ROTC Brigade demonstrate how to make a rappel rope harness for more than 300 cadets from colleges across the tri-state area at Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center March 27, 2010.
Community
It’s Time The Army Got Over Its Problem With ROTC Instructors
There’s a stigma associated with pursuing a career as an ROTC instructor, but this is one of the most important roles in the Army.
A cadet awaits instructions during the 2015 Cadet Summer Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
Leadership
2 Major Obstacles Are Limiting Future Officers Who Attend Army’s Cadet Leadership Course
An Army captain shares his insights after observing the U.S. Army Cadet Command’s summer training course for ROTC cadets.
A soldier talks on the radio near the scene of
fighting between Iraqi security forces and renegade members of the Sons of Iraq in the Al-Fadhel neighborhood of eastern Baghdad, Iraq, March 29, 2009.
Humor
These Military Phrases Are Harder To Say Than Their Meaning
Because the military just loves to make things more complicated than they need to be.
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Leadership
If You’re Saying, ‘Because I Said So,’ You’re Doing It Wrong
Saying, “Because I said so,” reveals a leader doesn’t really know why the decision was made.
Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., high crawls during his Combat Fitness Test, Dec. 15, 2014.
Community
4 Habits That Will Make You A Better Military Leader
Transformational leadership can be broken down to four basic behaviors that reinforce those qualities we all want to exhibit.
Sean Yetman, pictured, impersonated an Army Ranger at Oxford Valley Mall in Pennsylvania, and was confronted by a soldier who called him out for Stolen Valor.
Community
Don’t Make Excuses For Stolen Valor
A counterpoint to the Task & Purpose article published on Tuesday, “That Valor Isn’t Yours To Defend.”