The city manager for Oakwood just returned from Iraq.

More on Stan Brown:

Brown, a lieutenant colonel, earlier this year took command of 1,500 U.S. troops as the senior U.S. official in Basra, assisting with transition of the Iraqi province from the British military.

He also served as the master planner in that area of Iraq, overseeing an engineering team conducting numerous key construction projects.

Oakwood’s city manager for five-plus years, Brown was commended for “superb leadership, technical and tactical expertise, and commitment to excellence contributed greatly to the overall success of the command” in receiving the Bronze Star.

In previous deployments, Brown has served in Kuwait and the central Asia country of Kyrgyzstan.

A member of the 628th Civil Engineer squadron at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta, he led an engineering team that designed and built more than 40 projects valued at more than $29 million within five months, Army officials said.