General Charles Brown Sworn in as USAF Chief of Staff

First military chief officer of color was unanimously confirmed by Senate.

On Tuesday, General Charles Q. Brown was sworn in by Vice President Mike Pence as the 22nd United States Air Force Chief of Staff. He was confirmed unanimously by the Senate in June and becomes the first black military service chief in U.S. history.

General Brown, who goes by “C.Q.,” has served in the military for 34 years, having commanded air forces in Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan. He is a fighter pilot who has also piloted bombers and helicopters. A highly decorated officer, his awards include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, and the Bronze Star.

General Brown replaces General David Goldfein who is retiring after serving as USAF Chief of Staff for four years.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For General Brown as he assumes his new position.
  • For the Joint Chiefs of Staff to have wisdom in advising the president. 
  • For President Trump as he serves as commander in chief.

Sources: Stars and Stripes, U.S. Air Force


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