The 1989 West Point graduate was appointed by Gov. Bill Lee in March 2020 to be chief of staff for the Unified Command Group, working on Tennessee’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
He has been serving as military adviser-in-residence to the Austin Peay State University president and is a board member of mental health nonprofit Centerstone Military Services.
Brower served in the Army for more than 29 years. He has served in Operation Desert Storm as a member of the 8th Infantry Division (Mechanized) in Mainz, West Germany, and has had staff assignments with the U.S. Special Operations Command in Tampa, Florida, and the U.S. Army Special Operations Command in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
He has done tours in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan. For more than a decade, he served in the 5th Special Forces Group at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. There he led the 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell as acting senior commander.