Austin Brown

Contested Logistics S&T Lead, J8
United States Central Command (USCENTCOM)

Austin Brown served in the United States Marine Corps for 22 years, where specialized in the engineering and logistics fields. His final assignment was as the Combat Engineer and Explosive Ordnance Disposal branch head at Combat Development and Integration (CD&I), where he was responsible for capabilities development and resourcing requirements supporting Force Design 2030.  During this time, he oversaw the establishment of the Littoral Explosive Ordnance Neutralization (LEON) capability, sponsored numerous technologies advancing airfield damage repair and standoff explosive hazard detect/defeat capabilities, modernized engineer reconnaissance capabilities, and was the principal author for the Maritime Terrain Shaping and Area Denial Functional Concept.   

Currently he serves as the Contested Logistics Science and Technology (S&T) lead at United States Central Command (USCENTCOM) J8 RT-T where he has multiple S&T projects advancing Operational Energy efforts involving the wireless transfer of power via laser, advancements in photovoltaics, and the advancement of rapid recharging batteries. Additional focus areas include expeditionary engineering capabilities, maritime delivery platforms, and sustainable power production.