Colonel Col. James Brown

Colonel Brown was assigned to the 157th Medical Group as Medical Group Commander starting 1 July 2021.   

Col Brown was raised in and currently resides in Milton, MA. He joined the 104th Medical Group, Barnes, Massachusetts Air National Guard as a physical therapist in 2003 and managed programs including fitness and urine analysis. In 2010 Col Brown changed corps from biomedical science corps to medical service corps. From 2014 to 2019 Col Brown was on active duty orders as the Regional Medical Plans Officer for FEMA Region 1. Col Brown has deployed multiple times for domestic responses as the medical subject matter expert. He has served on as the Medical Group Medical Readiness Officer, Wing Inspection Team member and as the Chief- Health Administrator prior to transferring to the 157th Medical Group. Col Brown is a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executive and is the Executive Director for a large independent support senior housing organization.

1999 Bachelor of Science, Quinnipiac University 
2001 Master of Physical Therapy, Quinnipiac University 
2005 Doctor of Physical Therapy, MGHIHP 
2011 Master of Business Management, Endicott College 
2017 Master of Operational Art and Science, ACSC DL 
2018 Harvard Leadership in Homeland Security 
2019 Air War College, DL 


1.     April 2003 - Physical Therapist 104th FW/MDG
2.     Feb 2014-  Health Services Administrator 104th FW/MDG
3.     Jan 2018-  Regional Medical Plans Officer, Region 1 Homeland Response Force
4.     Jan 2020-  Chief, Heath Service Administration, 104th FW/MDG
5.     July 2021 - -Present, Commander, 157th Medical Group, Pease ANGB, N.H.


Meritorious Service Medal with 2 devices 
Air and Space Commendation Medal with 2 devices Army Commendation Medal with 3 devices 
Air and Space Achievement Medal with 1 device Humanitarian Service Medal with 1 device 

First Lieutenant  7 April 2002 
Captain, 7 April 2005 
Major, 7 April 2012 
Lieutenant Colonel, 2 August 2016 
Colonel, 30 November 2022 

(Current as of 24 October 2023)