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Senate Confirms Gen. Charles Brown As First Black Air Force Chief Of Staff

Leave a comment / By: manifel / 10 June, 2020 19:44:38PM
Senate Confirms Gen. Charles Brown As First Black Air Force Chief Of Staff

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed General Charles Brown as the U.S. Air Force’s next Chief of Staff, making him the first black Chief of any U.S. military branch.

Brown will be replacing Gen. Dave Goldfein. The vote was 98-0. Vice President Mike Pence presided over the confirmation in the Senate, a rare move due to the historic vote. Brown also joins retired Army Gen. Colin Powell as the only black men to sit on the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Brown currently serves as the Commander of Pacific Air Forces.

President Donald Trump nominated Brown in March for the position, but his confirmation was held up by Republican Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan.

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