Bob Brown grew up in Connecticut and upon graduation from high school received an appointment to the US Air Force Academy where he received his Bachelors of Science in Aeronautical Engineering and a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant. After completing Air Force Pilot Training he flew a variety of aircraft, including the T-37 and T-38 training aircraft, multiple versions of the F-4 Phantom and the UV-18 Twin Otter. His duty locations included Texas, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Tennessee and Kansas. While at the AF Plant Representatives’ Office assigned to the Boeing-Wichita Aircraft Maintenance and Modification Facility he received a Master’s of Science in Aeronautical Engineering from Wichita State University. He was an Operational Test and Evaluation Project Pilot for the F-4G Wild Weasel Special Mission Tactical Fighter and was involved in both hardware and software projects to upgrade the aircraft systems and weapons, including the AGM – 45 Shrike, AGM – 65 Maverick, and AGM – 88 HARM (High- speed Anti-Radiation Missile). These assignments led to his DAWIA certification in Test and Evaluation (T&E), Systems Engineering and Program Management.
Bob completed a 29-year active duty career as the Director of Support at Arnold Engineering and Development Center in Tullahoma Tennessee. There he was responsible for all safety, security, logistics, facility management, environmental management and information management and data processing systems for the world’s largest aeronautical ground test facility.
After retiring from the Air Force and settling back in Colorado Springs, he has worked project management, business development, capture, proposal management, and operations management for both small and large defense and federal contractors. He has formed two successful companies and led the capture and proposal of a $500M contract for a minority woman owned small business, their largest ever contract award.
Bob is knowledgeable in all aspects of the Government acquisition process, including Joint Ventures, Veteran’s and Service Disabled Veteran’s business, the special Native American and Alaskan Native categories of set-aside rules, and comprehensive acquisition counseling to businesses seeking to sell products or services to local, state and federal government agencies. Bob joined the Colorado PTAC in January of 2013 and works from the Colorado Springs office.