Trump Makes History By Naming First African American Air Force Chief of Staff


President Trump continues to make the right kind of history. Trump has shaken Washington from its crooked core and while much work remains, we have a path forward.

To that aim, Trump made history today when he named Gen. Charles Brown Jr. to be the next Air Force chief of staff.

He will be the Air Force’s first African American service chief.

From The Washington Examiner:

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper made the announcement on Monday. If Brown is confirmed by the Senate, he will be the Air Force’s first African American service chief. Brown is currently commander of Pacific Air Forces, a role he has been in since 2018.

If confirmed, Brown, known as C.Q., would take over for Gen. David Goldfein, who has been Air Force chief of staff since July 2016 and is expected to retire this year.

“The USAF will be well served by the formidable talents of CQ Brown,” said Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett. “He has unmatched strategic vision & operational expertise. His leadership will be instrumental as the service continues to focus on the capabilities & talent we need to implement the #NDS,” which is short for the National Defense Strategy.

Brown is a graduate of Texas Tech University and was commissioned in 1984. He is an experienced F-16 combat pilot and, prior to serving as commander of Pacific Air Forces, was the deputy commander of U.S. Central Command.

Goldfein congratulated Brown on his nomination and lauded his experience in a Monday tweet.