AmmoLand News Endorses Lt. Col. Robert K. Brown, USAR, (Ret.) For 2018 NRA BOD

AmmoLand Shooting Sports News is Endorsing Robert K Brown for the 2018 NRA Board of Directors.

“In a year of many calls to “Drain the Range” on the NRA BOD, longtime board member Lt. Col. Robert K. Brown is an example of the caliber of man we want to see represent the membership.  Known as a “fiscal hawk” on the NRA BOD, “Uncle Bob” has no fear of holding the board to account for its spending and actions and he deserves your vote to remain on the board” ~ Fredy Riehl, Editor in Chief, AmmoLand News.

Lt. Col. Robert K. Brown
Lt. Col. Robert K. Brown

USA – -( BACKGROUND: Lt. Col. Robert K. Brown is a current NRA Board and NRA Endowment member, nominated by the NRA Nominating Committee. Brown lead a Special Forces A-Team in Nam in l969, where he received a Bronze Star for service and a Purple Heart.

Lt. Col. Robert K. Brown Vietnam circa 1969
Lt. Col. Robert K. Brown Vietnam circa 1969

He was the Officer-in-Charge of the XVIII Airborne Corps Advanced Marksmanship Unit; organized counter-sniper teams for XVIII Corps; graduate of U.S Army Advanced Infantry Officers Course, Airborne Course, Special Forces Warfare School, Counter-Insurgency Operations Course, and Command and General Staff College. He has jump wings from Israel, Guatemala, El Salvador, Thailand, Taiwan, and Peru.

His foreign decorations include: “Vietnamese Gallantry Cross W/Palm;” “Savior of the Cambodian People,” Khmer Serei, Cambodia; “Orden ‘Daniel A. Carrion’, Ministry of Health, Republic of Peru, and “Combat Service Support,” Armed Forces of El Salvador.

As the founder and publisher of Soldier of Fortune Magazine Lt Col Brown has participated in combat in Rhodesia, Afghanistan, El Salvador and Bosnia…covered conflicts in Surinam, Southwest Africa, Panama, Grenada, Iraq, Kuwait, Trinidad-Tobago, Portugal, Burma, and Cuba. Smuggled 5,000 rounds of 5.45 Russian ammo from Peshawar Pakistan to the Military Attache at the U.S. Embassy.

Bob's big game hunting adventures have taken him to Rhodesia, Cambodia, South Africa, Namibia, Tanzania, Canada, and Argentina.


Lt. Col. Robert K. Brown Afghanistan circa 1989
Lt. Col. Robert K. Brown Afghanistan circa 1989

He was a member of the University of Colorado Pistol Team, the XVIII Airborne Corps Pistol Team, the Ft. Leonard Wood Hi-power Rifle Team and competed in Fifth Army Matches. Competed in first IPSIC Regional Championships in Colorado in l976.

These days, Bob Brown should be retired, but he is unstoppable and now focuses on long-range precision shooting and recently hit a 4×4 foot target, 10 inches from the bullseye with his .308 Ruger Precision Rifle at one mile.

Three Gun Competition Before it Was Cool

Brown and friends originated, organized and supported the Soldier of Fortune Three Gun World Championships for 22 years, setting the standard for “real world” use of the pistol, shotgun, and rifle for law enforcement, military, and concerned citizens.

Lt. Col. Robert K. Brown on a recent successful Bear Hunt
Lt. Col. Robert K. Brown on a recent successful Bear Hunt

In a “Resolution” passed by the NRA on 20 October 2005, Brown's Soldier Of Fortune magazine was noted:

“WHEREAS, From its inception, SOLDIER OF FORTUNE magazine has been uncompromising in supporting freedom and the Second Amendment through its right-to-keep-and-bear-arms editorial policy and public appearances; and WHEREAS, SOLDIER OF FORTUNE magazine has played a prominent role in electing pro-gun political leaders and defeating antigun politicians as candidates for various State Legislatures, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the U.S. Senate.”

SOF played a major role, along with former NRA President Joe Foss in electing U.S Senator Mike Enzi to the U.S. Senate in 1996, for which, neither General Foss or SOF received a “thank you” from Team Enzi. On this subject Lt. Col. Robert K. Brown says he has considered sending an email to Enzi, “suggesting he and his horse perform an unnatural act.”

Brown, over the years on the NRA Board, has served on the Finance Committee, Public Affairs Committee, Executive Committee, Nominating Committee and now serves on Military and Veterans Affairs, Grassroots Development, Legislative Policy and Publications Policies committees. Due to his efforts in Publications, he saved the NRA $462,000 by bringing in-house the digital format of “First Freedom,” from Ackerman/McQueen, “a vampire-like vendor”, quips Bob.

In the past, Lt. Col. Robert K. Brown has been endorsed by the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, Firearms Coalition of Colorado and the Montana Shooting Sports Association.

Eligible NRA voting members please consider casting your vote for Lt. Col. Robert K. Brown, USAR, (Ret.) when you get your ballots in your next issues of NRA Magazines.



For the 2018 NRA BoD election cycle, Lt. Col. Robert K. Brown wanted you to know he is endorsing the following fellow board members:

  • 5 thoughts on “AmmoLand News Endorses Lt. Col. Robert K. Brown, USAR, (Ret.) For 2018 NRA BOD

      1. You don’t need to vote for the full number of candidates, agreed. While the concept of the bullet vote is good, it misses an important point. If only the ONE person you agree with is elected, they are a lone and impotent voice. Vote for a vastly reduced number of candidates, and only the ones who will vote the same way as the one you like, and they become a power bloc. That is a more effective strategy. Spray and Pray is a lousy way to gain your objective, directed fire will accomplish more.

        1. You change the Board one or two elected members at a time. Trying to elect more than that, at one time, just doesn’t work. What you’re looking for is reasonable amendments after they’re elected, which many will support, even if the leadership doesn’t.

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