Delester Brown Jr.

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Delester Brown Jr.

Chief Data Officer

National Guard Bureau

Dr. Delester Brown Jr. is the Chief Data Officer (CDO) at the National Guard Bureau. Dr. Brown is building a data program at the enterprise level that stretches across the 54 states and territories.

Formerly, he acted as the CDO for the Army National Guard. He was tasked with transitioning the ARNG to data-centric organization. As a former computer engineer, he is known as the fixer of everything and a change champion in digital transformation. He has seen previous successes in multiple projects regarding emerging technology within the ARNG as the Chief Technology Officer. His body of work also includes the design of Guard Cloud Services and the Army’s first approved mobility solution under the Rapid Workforce Capabilities Program.

As a published author, he continues to support higher education amongst Soldiers as a tutor and guest lecturer at the Cyber Center of Excellence at Fort Gordon. Previously, Dr. Brown was an instructor in the Engineering Technology Program at Lanier Technical College. He collaborated to build degree curriculums and conducted science lessons for the Boys & Girls Club of Lanier. Dr. Brown completed AT&T’s Network Engineering Technical Development Program where he was dual hatted as a Manager and Sr. Wireless Translation Engineer at the Mobility Transport Center. He started his career as a lead field service technician III at Ciena working to expand the 4G LTE backhaul to support numerous Fortune 500 companies.

Dr. Brown earned a Doctorate in Computer Science from Colorado Technical University, a M.S. in Network and Communications Management from Keller School Management, a B.S. in Electronic Engineering Technology from DeVry University, and an A.A.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Augusta Technical College. His career contributions have led to multiple performance awards, challenge coins, the Army Superior Civilian Service Medal (2021,2022), and the prestigious Bronze Order of Mercury award as a civilian by the Signal Corps Regimental Association.

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