Matt Brown was born in Wellington, Kansas and was raised and graduated from high school in Wichita, Kansas. He enlisted in the Kansas Army National guard as a Single Channel Radio Operator. In 1989, Matt was selected to attend the US Army Initial Entry Rotary Wing program in Fort Rucker , Alabama. He was a graduate of the AH-1F, Multi-track course and was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division within its Air Cavalry Squadron, 1-17th Cavalry. Upon arrival to the division, Matt immediately deployed in support of Operation Desert Shield as an AH-1F Cobra pilot. In 1996, Matt and his family moved to Fort Campbell, Kentucky and was assigned to the 2/17th Air Cavalry Squadron in the 101st Airborne (Air Assault).
In 1998, Matt assessed and was selected to become a member of the 160th Special Operation Aviation Regiment (SOAR) (Abn). After completing the Attack Helicopter training for the H-6 helicopter, he was assigned to B Company, 1-160th SOAR(A).
Matt has been assigned in the 160th SOAR (Abn) from 1998 – present and served in the following roles:
Fully Mission Qualified Pilot, Regimental Flight Lead, Maintenance Test Pilot, Maintenance Platoon Leader, Standardization Instructor Pilot, Developmental Test Pilot, Battalion Senior Warrant Officer and most recently at the Regiment Command Chief Warrant Officer.
Matt is a US Army Master Aviator and is a graduate of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.
Matt currently resides in Clarksville, Tennessee with his wife Kristen of 30 years. They have two children Taylor and Garrett and a grandson Campbell!