Kevin Brown

Board Member

Guilford, CT

Colonel (Retired) Kevin “Red Eagle” Brown served 25 years as an Infantry leader in the United States Army, and recently
retired as the Chairman of the Mohegan Tribe and Chairman of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority. His father Michael
Brown was a veteran of WWII, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. His mother, Tribal Nonner Pauline “Red Feather”
Brown, was born on Mohegan Hill in Mohegan Tribal Territory. After graduating from the United States Military Academy
at West Point in 1987, Kevin led our nations men and women in deployed environments at all levels : as a Platoon Leader
with the 101 st Airborne Division during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm; as a Company Commander in the 1 st Cavalry
Division along the Iraqi border during Operation Southern Watch & Intrinsic Action, as a Battalion Executive Officer in the
northern jungles of Thailand during Operation Cobra Gold, as a Battalion Commander in the 10 th Mountain Division in
Baghdad during Operation Iraqi Freedom, and again as a Deputy Brigade Commander in the 10 th Mountain Division in
Kirkuk Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He culminated his career as a Colonel commanding the Garrison at Fort Riley,
Kansas, where he led holistic health efforts to sustain the resilience of highly-deployed Soldiers and their family members
before retiring in 2011. He was awarded the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star (with 3 oak leaf clusters), the Combat
Infantryman’s Badge (with Star for second Award), multiple other commendations, and is Airborne, Air Assault, Ranger
and Senior Parachutist qualified.

In 2013 Kevin Brown was elected to the Mohegan Tribal Council and returned home to Uncasville and the Chairmanship of
his tribe. In that role he was responsible for the well-being of the 2000 member Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut,
and their commercial business arms: Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment and Mohegan Holdings. During his tenure,
Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment expanded internationally, adding gaming licenses in Canada and South Korea. In
2021, Kevin became President of the Norwich Community Development Corporation, responsible for equitable economic
development in the Norwich municipality, land deeded to English settlers in 1639 by the Mohegan Tribe.

Kevin has a Bachelors of Science in Aerospace Engineering from West Point, a Master of Science in Operations Research
from the Naval Postgraduate School, a Master of Arts in Public Diplomacy from Norwich University and has completed
PhD work in Security Studies at Kansas State University. He currently serves on the boards of the National Archives
Foundation in Washington DC, and is on the Advisory Committees for the Easter Seals Capital Region and Eastern
Connecticut Veterans Rally Point and the National Native American Veterans Memorial at the National Museum of the
American Indian in Washington DC.