Arthur Brown

Arthur Brown
Mission Director

Mr. Art Brown is a Senior Foreign Service Officer (SFS) with the rank of Counselor for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). He arrived as Mission Director to the Dominican Republic in 2016. For 20 months he was on Detail as Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) to the Department of State. Mr. Brown has worked for the federal government for more than 28 years.

Mr. Brown is responsible for bilateral development assistance for the Dominican Republic with a focus on improving citizens’ security through implementing education, youth-at-risk, and vulnerable population programs. Regionally he leads a team that provides legal, program, environmental, financial management, procurement, economic analysis, and executive office services to USAID/Jamaica, and USAID/Barbados, and accounting/voucher payment, and legal support to USAID/Haiti. On Detail as DCM, Mr. Brown led and directed Embassy operations and was the Rating Official for the Political, Economic, International Narcotics and Law Enforcement, Public Affairs, Regional Security Officer, and Management sections, provided oversight to the Consular section, and provided supervision to over 13 other federal agency chiefs.

Mr. Brown served as the SFS Deputy Mission Director in Kabul, Afghanistan (2015-2016) where he was responsible for Mission operations, international donor engagement, and coordinating relations with the Afghan’s foreign-aid management unit. He served as the USAID/Nicaragua Mission Director (2012 to 2015) leading governance and local development programs. Mr. Brown has a distinguished career serving in various USAID Africa Missions (DRCongo, Nigeria, Guinea & Sierra Leone, Botswana, with extended TDYs to Madagascar, and Benin as Acting Director), and the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA). Prior to joining USAID, he served as a Senior Financial Manager at the JHPIEGO Corporation working in the Maternal/Child Health & HIV/AIDS sectors.

Mr. Brown has completed the Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Seminar at the Foreign Service Institute (FSI). He graduated from Johns Hopkins University (MBA), University of Virginia (BA), and the National War College (MS-National Security Strategy). He is a National Defense University (NDU) CAPSTONE Fellow, and Mr. Brown is a graduate of the Joint Special Operations University’s-Combined/Joint Force Special Operations Component Commander Course (C/JFSOCC). He holds various USAID honor awards, Performance Awards, and the Administrator’s Management Improvement Award. Mr. Brown also is a distinguished recipient of the U.S. Peace Corps’ Franklin H. Williams award for Outstanding Community Leaders.

Mr. Brown has volunteered in a variety of civic and charitable organizations-Women Infants and Children (WIC) welfare program, and the Washington Free Clinic in Washington, DC. Mr. Brown served as a Rural Community Development Extension Agent in the Republic of Bénin, West Africa, Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs where he was a Peace Corps Volunteer (PCV) for over three years.

Last updated: February 20, 2020

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