General Brown Warns of Chinese Solicitation of Insider Info

Requests made through job listing sites target “hundreds” of service members.

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles “C.Q.” Brown published a warning to current and former service members on September 5, informing them of job opportunities secretly managed by China’s People’s Liberation Army.

“These opportunities may be advertised on typical job listings or professional networking sites, such as LinkedIn or Indeed, and targeted headhunting emails are being sent directly to the inboxes of individuals with desired skill sets,” General Brown said in his memo. These job listings try to recruit U.S. military talent in order to glean U.S. military knowledge and expertise for China’s military use.

General Brown advised airmen and veterans to look out for contracts and job listings that “seem too good to be true,” especially if they lack information about what or who the work is for. 

The general emphasized that there could be legal consequences for those who leak U.S. military knowledge. “By essentially training the trainer, many of those who accept contracts with these foreign companies are eroding our national security, putting the very safety of their fellow service members and the country at risk, and may be violating the law,” General Brown wrote.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For General Brown as he seeks to prevent China from obtaining U.S. military information.
  • For U.S. veterans who are seeking employment to be cautious to whom they submit job applications.

Sources:, CNN


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