Arthur Brown

Arthur Brown
Deputy Mission Director, Afghanistan

Mr. Arthur Brown is a Senior Foreign Service Officer (SFS) with the rank of Counselor for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). He has worked for the federal government for more than 24 years. He was assigned as the USAID Deputy Mission Director to Kabul, Afghanistan in June 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Brown served as the USAID/Nicaragua Mission Director from July 2012 to April 2015 where he was responsible for leading, directing, and managing economic growth, democracy and governance, health, environmental, and education programs.

*Upon completion of his tour of duty in Afghanistan in June 2016, he will be appointed Mission Director to USAID/Dominican Republic.

Currently, Mr. Brown is our lead (SFS) Deputy Mission Director responsible for international donor engagement, and coordinating relations with the Afghan National Unity Government’s foreign-aid management unit within the Ministry of Finance. He is the USG’s senior representative to the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) ‘Heads of Agency’ forum. He directs and leads our Senior Managers for the Office of Program & Project Development, Management, and the Comptroller for USAID/Afghanistan. He chairs the “On-Budget” Steering Committee for the USG’s $425 million contribution to the World Banks's multi-donor Afghan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF), and guides the Mission's on-budget programming and management of our $3.2 billion dollar pipeline.

Prior to serving in Afghanistan and Central America, Mr. Brown has a distinguished career serving in various Africa Missions (USAID/DR-Congo, Nigeria, Guinea & Sierra Leone, Botswana, extended TDYs to Madagascar, and Benin as Acting Director), and providing fiscal oversight for a budget exceeding $2.5 billion within the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA). He formerly served as a Senior Financial Manager at the JHPIEGO Corporation working in the Maternal/Child Health & HIV/AIDS sectors.

Mr. Brown graduated from Johns Hopkins University (MBA), University of Virginia (BA), and the National War College (MS-National Security Strategy). Additionally, Mr. Brown is a graduate of the United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM)'s Joint Special Operations University (JSOU)-Combined/Joint Force Special Operations Component Commander Course (C/JFSOCC). He holds various USAID Meritorious Honor Awards, and the Administrator’s Management Improvement Award, along with Special Act, Meritorious Group, and Teamwork Awards. 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, the Washington Free Clinic, and Executive Board Member for the Baltimore, Maryland based Ashburton Area Community Association. Additionally, 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 U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer (PCV) for 3 years.

Mr. Brown is married to Krista Luchie Brown (BSN, RN, MS). She is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (CRNP), and Returned Peace Corps Volunteer-Togo. They have a son and a daughter together.

Last updated: June 30, 2016

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