General Nominated To Become First African American Chief Of The Air Force

COURTESY U.S. AIR FORCE
                                Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr., the commander of Pacific Air Forces, was nominated today to be the Air Force’s 22nd chief of staff.
COURTESY U.S. AIR FORCE

Charles Q. Brown Jr goes by the name CQ is the commander of Pacific Air Force, He has now been nominated as the Air Forces 22nd Chief of staff.

CQ will be the first African American service chief, the Air Force said. The only other African American to serve on the Joint Chiefs of Staff was Army Gen. Colin Powell, who was chairman from 1988 to 1993.

Air Force Charles Q. Brown Jr Bagram Afghanistan
US Air Force Lt. Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr., then head of US Air Forces Central Command, talks to airmen at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan, July 25, 2015. US Air Force/Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford

“I am truly honored and humbled by the nomination to serve as the Air Force’s 22nd Chief of Staff,” Brown said in a news release. “If confirmed, Sharene and I look forward to building upon the legacy of Gen. Dave and Dawn Goldfein and the many airpower giants before who have served our Air Force and our nation with such dedication.”

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