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.
“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.”