Delegation from Al Anbar Province in Iraq Meets with Lt. Governor Brown
Lt. Governor shares stories from serving in Iraq
ANNAPOLIS, MD (June 4, 2008) – Mamoon S. Rashid Al-Alwani, Governor of Al Anbar Province, and a delegation of Iraqi officials met with Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown today to discuss the relationship between federal, state and local governments. Lt. Governor Brown met with Governor Al-Alwani during an earlier visit to the United States in November 2007.
“During my service in Iraq, I had the privilege to serve next to brave men and women from every corner of the United State. I also had the honor of working with the men and women who will be remembered as the founding fathers and mothers of Iraq’s democracy,” Lt. Governor Brown said. “I am particularly proud to sit with Governor Al-Alwani and his Delegation again this year in what I hope becomes a regular exchange of ideas between our great state and the young democracy in Iraq.”
The delegation is in America as part of an International Visitor Leadership Program sponsored by the United States Department of State. The program is hosted locally by the World Trade Center Institute.
In 2005, Lt. Governor Brown deployed with the 353rd Civil Affairs Command in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. As a senior military advisor in the Iraq Reconstruction Management Office of the United States Embassy, LTC Brown served with distinction in Baghdad, Fallujah, Kirkuk and Basra, working alongside local, military and diplomatic officials to bring humanitarian assistance to the people of a war-torn country. Lt. Governor Brown continues to serve in the United States Army Reserves and was recently promoted to Colonel.