COL Tonri Corel Brown, a native of Auburn, Alabama, was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Signal Corps through Alabama A&M University Army ROTC program. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Alabama A&M University, Master of Arts from Webster University and a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.
His service includes platoon leader, Cable Platoon and Extension Node Platoons, Delta Company, 63rd Signal Battalion, Fort Gordon, Georgia; platoon leader, Large Extension Nodal Platoon, and executive officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 63rd Signal Battalion, Fort Gordon; assistant battalion S-3 and telecommunication officer, 63rd Signal Battalion, Fort Gordon; battalion network officer and plans officer, 54th Signal Battalion (FWD), Camp Doha, Kuwait; battalion signal officer S-6, 2nd-325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; chief communications and electronic officer, G-6 96th Regional Readiness Command, Fort Douglas, Utah; enterprise operations officer, U.S. Army Reserve Command G-2/6, Fort McPherson, Georgia; signal force development officer, USARC Army Reserve Force Programs Directorate, Fort McPherson; student, Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; commandant, High Tech Regional Training Site-Maintenance, Sacramento, California; center commander, Brien Thomas Collins U.S. Army Reserve Center, Sacramento; deputy G-3/5, chief of operations, 335th Signal Command (Theater), East Point, Georgia; assistant chief of staff G-6, U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), Fort Bragg; student, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania; squadron commander, 4th Joint Communications Squadron, Joint Communications Support Element (Airborne), MacDill Air Force Base, Florida; chief reserve affairs adviser, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado; and brigade commander, U.S. Army Satellite Operations Brigade, Peterson Air Force Base.
His military education includes the Joint Enabling Capabilities Command Joint Planners Course, Battalion Pre-Command Course, U.S. Army War College, Command and General Staff College, Combined Arms and Service Staff School, Signal Captains Career Course, Signal Officer Basic Course, Advanced Force Management Course, Air Loaders Planners Course, Network Nodal Managers Course, Standardize COMSEC Custodian Course, Local Communication Security Management Software Course, Automated Communication Engineering Software Course, U.S. Forces Command U.S. Army Reserves Company/Detachment Pre-Command Course, Space Operations Course and the Army Airborne Course.
His awards and decorations includes the President Unit Commendation, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Valorous Unit Award, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (five oak leaf clusters), Army Commendation Medal (four oak leaf clusters), Army Achievement Medal (two oak leaf clusters), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Operation Iraqi Freedom Campaign Medal with two Bronze Stars, National Defense Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Army Parachutist Badge, Canadian Parachute Badge, Italian Parachute Badge, German Parachute Badge, and the Signal Bronze Order of Mercury.
COL Brown is married, and they have four children.