Mark A. Brown serves as chief operating officer of Federal Student Aid at the U.S. Department of Education.
Brown is a retired major general in the U.S. Air Force (USAF), with over 32 years of service to our country. Most recently, he served as the deputy commander for the Air Education and Training Command, where he was responsible for Air Force education, as well as basic and technical training. Prior to that, he served in a series of roles across the USAF, including commander of the 2nd Air Force, director of Financial Management and comptroller, and Mission Support Group commander. During his time as CFO of the Air Force Material Command, he was charged with overseeing a $67 billion portfolio, with budget and financial planning responsibilities that provided vital services to support command units around the world. He also served as the congressional liaison to the House and Senate Appropriations Military Sub-Committees.
Brown holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Tuskegee University, a master's degree in public administration from Troy State University, a master's degree in strategic studies from the Air Command and Staff College, and a master's degree in national security strategy from the National Defense University.