Greetings from the OEM Director
Upon his retirement from Fairfax County in 2000, he became the Assistant Chief for the Loudoun County Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Management, where he led a team of firefighters to the Pentagon on 9/11 and assisted the Arlington County Fire Department as the initial Planning Section Chief for the incident. Jack served as Planning Section Chief on a Northern Virginia multi-jurisdictional emergency management task force that reestablished the New Orleans Emergency Operations Center just after Hurricane Katrina. He retired from Loudoun County in 2006.
He retired from the Coast Guard Reserve in late 2008 as a Chief Warrant Officer, specializing in Port Safety and Security. From 2003-2007, he served a total of 15 months in the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Iraq, for which he was awarded the Bronze Star medal.
Brown holds 2 associate degrees from the Northern Virginia Community College, a bachelor’s degree in Fire Science Administration from the University of Maryland and a master’s degree in Quality Systems Management from the National Graduate School, Falmouth, Massachusetts. He is a 1997 graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program at the National Emergency Training Center, Emmitsburg, Maryland where he is also an adjunct instructor in fire prevention programs.