Nominee for Air Force Chief Would Be First African-American in Post


WASHINGTON — The United States Air Power is set to have its very first black support chief, Defense Office officials reported on Monday.

General Charles Q. Brown Jr., known commonly as C.Q., will before long be nominated as the Air Force main of staff members, officials explained.

If he is confirmed by the Senate, Typical Brown will turn into the uncommon African-American officer to sit on the elite Joint Chiefs of Workers. Previously, Colin L. Powell served as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Personnel when an Army standard.

Basic Brown, who is now the head of U.S. Pacific Air Forces, is just one of only two African-American 4-star generals at present serving. He is a fighter pilot with a number of overcome tours in the Middle East, Asia and Europe.


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