Brown to be next AUSA president

By Ethan Sterenfeld / June 25, 2021 at 10:39 AM

Retired Gen. Robert Brown, former commander of U.S. Army Pacific, will take over as the next president of the Association of the United States Army, the organization announced June 22.

Brown, who joined the organization in January, will become president on Oct. 1, shortly before the organization's annual conference begins Oct. 11. He replaces retired Gen. Carter Ham, according to a press release from the organization.

Before being named president, Brown planned the organization's annual conference for 2021, which will be held in-person in Washington after being held virtually last year, according to the press release.

"I'm humbled and very proud to be selected to lead the exceptional team at AUSA, an organization with a deep history and a strong record of support for the United States Army," Brown said in the press release.

Brown retired from the Army in 2019. Before commanding the service's Pacific component, he led the Combined Arms Center, I Corps and the Maneuver Center of Excellence.

Ham, who led U.S. Africa Command, has served as the organization's president since 2016, according to the press release.