Robert K. Brown

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Robert K. Brown
Birth nameRobert K. Brown
Nickname(s)Bob
Born(1932-11-02) November 2, 1932 (age 82)
Monroe, Michigan, U.S.
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branchUS Army
Years of service1954–1957, 1964-1985
RankUS-O5 insignia.svg Lieutenant Colonel
Battles/warsVietnam War
AwardsPurple Heart, Air Medal, Bronze Star
Other workpublisher
 
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Robert K. Brown
Birth nameRobert K. Brown
Nickname(s)Bob
Born(1932-11-02) November 2, 1932 (age 82)
Monroe, Michigan, U.S.
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branchUS Army
Years of service1954–1957, 1964-1985
RankUS-O5 insignia.svg Lieutenant Colonel
Battles/warsVietnam War
AwardsPurple Heart, Air Medal, Bronze Star
Other workpublisher

Lieutenant Colonel Robert K. Brown (born November 2, 1932 in Monroe, Michigan) is a combat correspondent, investigative journalist, and founder/editor/publisher of Soldier of Fortune magazine (SOF), a pro-gun, pro-military magazine which reports on various armed confrontations around the world, as well as on new weapons and other military technology.[1] Brown is also president of Omega Group Ltd, which is the parent group of SOF.[2]

Personal[edit]

Born in Monroe, Michigan, he graduated from Colorado University. On September 22, 1999, Las Vegas, Nevada Mayor Oscar Goodman issued a proclamation declaring that day to be "Soldier of Fortune Day" and "Lt. Col. Robert K. Brown Day" in honor of Soldier of Fortune magazine, its 20th annual convention in Las Vegas, and its founder and publisher."[3]

Career[edit]

Brown served in the US Army from 1954-1957 and again from 1964-1985 he was a Green Beret who served with Special Forces in Vietnam and retired from the US Army as a lieutenant colonel.[4] At one point, Brown was the Vice Chairman of the NRA.[1]

In 1970 he founded a book publishing firm with Peder Lund named Paladin Press.[5] Brown began publishing Soldier of Fortune in 1975 in Boulder, Colorado.

Controversy[edit]

In 2011, Brown supported the campaign for Steve Schreiner for the National Rifle Association Board of directors. Schreiner was not endorsed by the NRA's Nominating Committee.[4]

Career Highlights[edit]

Brown's qualifications in the area of military journalism/history include his former role as special agent of the Counter Intelligence Corps.

Other accomplishments or activities include:

Books[edit]

Brown, Robert K. (2013). I Am Soldier of Fortune: Dancing with Devils. Casemate. ISBN 978-1-61200-194-4. 

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