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COLONEL VICTOR D. BROWN

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Colonel Victor D. Brown assumes command of the 914th Aeromedical Staging Squadron today.  His previous assignment was the Chief of Dental Services at the 914th ASTS, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station. Col Brown has led the 914th ASTS Dental Services providing annual dental exams, readiness classifications, record management, and proper dental administration for members of the 914th Airlift Wing.  Col Brown entered into the Air Force Reserve by direct commission in 2001. In 2004 Col Brown served on MEDRETE Trans-Sahel, Niamey, Niger with the team’s mission of providing medical care for a newly created Host Nation Rapid Reaction Anti-Terrorist Force that was being trained by the US Marines. In 2006 Col Brown deployed to Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan and served as OIC of the medical team at Bagram-Theatre Internment Facility. In 2007 he served on MEDRETE El Salvador providing dental treatment in four remote villages alongside Host Nation medical/dental corp.                                                                                                   

Col Brown’s civilian dental practice is in Coudersport, Pennsylvania and has been recognized by Donated Dental Services charity for several years of participation.   As a civilian dentist he is a Reserve Health Readiness Program provider with the mission of preparing local members of US Armed Forces with dental needs for deployment. He has participated on 26 annual two-week medical/oral surgery humanitarian trips to the rural mountain regions of southwest Haiti and has received humanitarian citations from two former Pennsylvania US Senators for these efforts. He is a member of the American and Pennsylvania Dental Associations and a past member of the Pennsylvania Dental Association Forensic Identification team. He is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, dedicated to life-long learning for the dental professional. He serves as a member of the advisory boards of Potter County Human Services and First Citizens Community Bank of Mansfield, Pa. Col Brown is married to Linda, his wife of thirty-nine years.  They have three grown children, four grandchildren, and live in Coudersport, PA.                                                                                                                                                        

EDUCATION: 

1977 Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of Pittsburgh

1981 Doctor of Medical Dentistry, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine                                                                

1982-2014 Continued Dental Education, 24 hours/year, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine Continuing Education Program                                                                                                                                                                                                          2001-2014 Continued Dental Education, 16 hours/years, USAF Dental Evaluation and Consulting Service

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Meritorious Service Medal 

Air Force Commendation Medal 

AF Outstanding Unit Award 

Afghanistan Campaign Medal

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION                                                                                                                               Major     September 5, 2001 

Lieutenant Colonel    August 21, 2002  

Colonel                    April 1, 2013