W2C Chaplain Advisor(MAJ), PAARNG
Chaplain (Major) Russ Brown was commissioned as an Infantry Officer in the USAR in 1984, but left uniformed service in 1990 to enter ministry as a church pastor. After serving churches in Indiana, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania, Rev. Brown returned to the US Army as a member of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard (PAARNG) in 2006.
With the PAARNG, CH Brown has deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom two times. Most recently, in August of 2013 he returned from Afghanistan where he was awarded the Bronze Star for his service.
Known for his concern for Soldiers and their families, Chaplain Brown is a popular speaker at Strong Bond and Yellow Ribbon events within the PAARNG and serves as a Chaplain Advisor to the W2C Home Life Transition Retreat.
Chaplain & Mrs. Brown will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary in the summer of 2014 and enjoy the company of their four children and nine grandchildren. Chaplain Brown earned his Master of Divinity from the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism, and Church Growth of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in English Education from Ball State University (IN) and teaches 10th Grade English in the Brownsville (PA) Area School District.