Stanley L. Brown is the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs. He previously served as Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs from January 1 to May 6, 2022. From January 2020 to January 2021, he served as PM’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Programs and Operations, and from July 2013 to January 2020, Mr. Brown served as the Director of the Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement in the PM Bureau.
Before joining the Department of State, he served 27 years in the U.S. Air Force as a pilot primarily in Special Operations units but also in assignments at the Department of State to include Director of the Office of International Security Operations, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs and Special Operations Chief in the Office of Counterterrorism. He has a B.A. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and an M.S. from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He is a graduate of Squadron Officer School, Air Command and Staff College, and Air War College.