Ahave Brown

Title
Adjunct Instructor
Email
Department
Department of Graduate Studies
College
College of Aviation

Office Hours

Office Hours: M-W-F, 1800-2000 EST, (I will check my email during this time)

Areas of Expertise

Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Aircraft Maintenance, and Aviation Safety
Ahave Brown

Colonel Ahave E. Brown Jr. is the USAF F-35 Integration Office Chief of Logistics and Sustainment. In this capacity, he advises SECAF/CSAF on $379B+ F-35 program; enables timely, strategic decisions on F-35 & CAF force structure.  Col Brown has over 35 years of total active federal military service, and directly contributed to logistics efforts on more than 35 different Department of Defense aircraft.

Colonel Ahave E. Brown Jr. was born in Baltimore, Maryland and graduated from Eastern Senior High School in Baltimore, Maryland in 1986. He enlisted in the Air Force in June 1986, and later received a commission in the Air Force in September 2000. He’s served in multiple locations around the world, to include: Republic of the Philippines, Hawaii, Spain, France, Guam, United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, North Dakota, Florida, Georgia, Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, New Mexico, California, and Virginia. Col Brown has also deployed to Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Egypt, Crete, Sicily, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Turkey, Puerto Rico, and Masirah Island. Throughout his career he’s participated in Operations DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM, PROVIDE COMFORT, NORTHERN WATCH, SOUTHERN WATCH, IRAQI FREEDOM, ENDURING FREEDOM, and various US Special Operations Command taskings. Finally, previous to his current position Col Brown served as the Joint Program Office F-35 Lightning II Maintainer Training Integrated Product Team Lead Joint Program Office Arlington, VA.


EDUCATION

2020 – United States Marine Corps War College, Masters, Strategic Studies

2005 -- Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, M.A.S. Aeronautical Science

2000 -- Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, B.S. Professional Aeronautics with Safety Certificate

2000 -- Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, A.S. Professional Aeronautics

1998 -- Community College of the Air Force, A.A.S. Avionics Systems Technology

1997 -- Community College of the Air Force, A.A.S. Instructor of Technical Military Science


ASSIGNMENTS

Jun 86 – Aug 86, Student, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, Texas

Aug 86 – Mar 87, Technical Student, Kessler AFB, MS

Apr 87 – Apr 89, Communication/Navigation System Technician, Kadena AB, Japan

May 89 – Jun 92, Communication/Navigation System Technician, Grand Forks AFB, ND

Jun 92 – Jun 95, Communication/Navigation System Technician, RAF Mildenhall AB, UK

Jun 95 – Jun 96, Communication/Navigation Quality Assurance Evaluator, RAF Mildenhall, UK

Jun 96 – Jul 00, Communication/Navigation Master Instructor, RAF Mildenhall, UK

Jul 00 – Sep 00, Student, Officer Training School, Maxwell AFB. AL

Oct 00 – May 02, 16 CRS Propulsion Flt/ OIC, Hurlburt Field, FL

Jun 02 – Oct 03, 4 AMU/Asst. OIC, Hurlburt Field, FL

Oct 03 – Aug 05, 41 HAMU/ Asst. OIC, Moody AFB, GA

Aug 05 – Jun 06, 71 AMU/OIC, Moody AFB, GA

Jun 06 – Jun 08, Student, HAF Logistic Career Broadening Program, Tinker AFB, OK

Jun 08 – Jun 09, 564 AMXS, KC-135 Production Flight/OIC, Tinker AFB, OK

Jun 09 – Jun 10, 566 AMXS, E-3 AWAC Squadron Deputy Director, Tinker AFB, OK

Jun 10 – Jun 12, 7 AMXS, Operations Officer, Dyess AFB, TX

Sep 10 – Mar 11, Commander 451 EMXS and 451 EAMXS Ops Officer Kandahar, Afghanistan

Jun 12 – Jun 13, Student Army General Command and Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, KS

Jun 13 – Jul 16, Commander, 27 SOAMXS, Cannon AFB, NM

Jul 16 – Aug 18, Commander, 9 AMXS, Beale AFB, CA

Aug 18 – Jul 19, Deputy Group Commander, 9 MXG, Beale AFB, CA

Jul 19 – Jun 20, United States Marine Corps War College, Quantico, VA

Jul 20 – Jul 21, F-35 JPO, IPT Maintenance Training Lead, Crystal City, Arlington, VA.

Jun 21 – Present, Chief, Logistics and Sustainment Division, Pentagon, Washington,


EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Second Lieutenant      29 Sep 00

First Lieutenant           29 Sep 02

Captain                        29 Sep ‘04

Major                           1 Aug 10

Lt Col                           1 Nov 15

Col                               1 Oct 21

(Current as of Nov ‘21)


  • M.A.S. - Master of Aeronautical Science in Aviation Aerospace Safety Systems, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • M.S.S. - Master of Strategic Studies, Marine Corps University
  • B.S. - Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • A.S. - Associate of Science in Professional Aeronautics, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

  • ASCI 491: Oper'l Apps in Aeronautics

ASCI 202

ASCI 490

ASCI 491

ASCI 609

ASCI 615

ASCI 634

ASCI 641

ASCI 661

MGMT 411

SFTY 330

SFTY 375



2020 – United States Marine Corps War College, In-residence

2014 – Air War College, via correspondence

2013 – Army General Command and Staff College, In-residence

2010 – USAF Air Command and Staff College, via correspondence

2008 – Life Cycle Logistics Certification, Level 2

2007 – Life Cycle Logistics Certification, Level 1

2007 – Program Management, Level 1

2007 -- Lean 6-Sigma Green Belt Certification, University of Oklahoma

2007 – Lean 6 Sigma White Belt Certification, University of Oklahoma

2006 – Lean Mid-Level Manager Certification, University of Oklahoma

2006 – Supply Chain Operations Reference Model, University of Oklahoma


MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Defense Meritorious Service Medal

Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters

Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters Air Force Achievement Medal

Joint Meritorious Unit Award Meritorious Unit Award

AF Outstanding Unit Award with Valor Device with 8 devices


OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

2011 AF Lt General Leo Marquez Award winner (2011) (FG Aircraft Maintenance) 2006 Squadron Officer School Top 3rd Graduate