Gen. Charles Q. Brown has been appointed as the first African American Leader of the Military service in American History.
His appointment also makes him the second African American officer to sit on the Joint Chiefs of Staff since Chairman Gen. Colin Powell.
Vice President Mike Pence presided over the historic 98-0 vote to confirm Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. to be chief of staff of the Air Force, a vote that came in the wake of the nationwide protests over police brutality and racial injustice following the death of George Floyd.
President Donald Trump who nominated Brown, in a tweet on Tuesday hailed the service Chief on his new appointment. He wrote;
“My decision to appoint @usairforce General Charles Brown as the USA’s first-ever African American military service chief has now been approved by the Senate. A historic day for America! Excited to work even more closely with Gen. Brown, who is a Patriot and Great Leader!
Brown, a four-star general and former combat pilot, is currently the commander of Pacific Air Forces, a command which supports approximately 46,000 airmen serving mainly in South Korea, Japan, Guam, Hawaii, and Alaska. He will now replace Gen. Dave Goldfein as the Air Force’s top general.