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Norma Elaine Brown
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Born (1926-02-11)February 11, 1926
Died July 22, 2003(2003-07-22) (aged 77)
Place of death Cheyenne, WY
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Air Force
Years of service 1951-1982
Rank Major General
Commands held Chanute Technical Training Center
Battles/wars Korean War
Vietnam War
Awards Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal

Norma Elaine Brown was a Major General in the U.S. Air Force. Her last post in the Air Force was as the Commander of the Chanute Technical Training Center in Rantoul, IL. After her retirement from the military she served on the Board of Directors of GEICO until 1994.[1]

Prior to the Chanute Technical Training Center she served as commander of the Air Base Group. She also served as the Deputy Chief of Staff for the Air Force Logistics Command at the Wright Patterson AFB. Norma Elaine Brown is known for being the first female to command a USAF wing (6940th Security Wing at Goodfellow AFB, TX, 1974)[2] in the history of the U.S. Air Force.[3]

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  • Bachelors degree in Physical Education from Florida State University in 1949.[4]

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