Cale Brown was sworn in as the U.S. State Department Deputy Spokesperson on September 16, 2019. Prior to his appointment he served in the Army for 26 years, retiring in 2019 as a colonel. Commissioned as an infantry officer in 1993, his first assignment was as a platoon leader in the 25th Infantry Division. Since then he’s held multiple leadership and staff positions in operational and training units, including command of the 1st Battalion, 46th Infantry Regiment at Fort Benning, GA.
His various assignments include a three-year tour as an assistant professor of English at the United States Military Academy. While serving on the Joint Staff in 2016 he was detailed to act as the senior military advisor to the United States Representative to the Syria Ceasefire Task Force at the United Nations Mission in Geneva. He’s deployed twice to combat in Afghanistan, as well as to a peacekeeping mission in Egypt in 1996. His most recent assignment was as a Director of Strategic Communications on the National Security Council Staff at the White House.
Mr. Brown earned a B.S. in Literature from the United States Military Academy, an M.A. in Literature from Tulane University, and an M.A. in National Security and Strategic Resourcing from the National Defense University. He is also a 2018 alumnus of the MIT Seminar XXI Program. His military awards include the Bronze Star and the Defense Superior Service Medal.