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.
Senate Confirms Gen. Charles Brown As First Black Air Force Chief Of Staff https://t.co/uqun4McIPA
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 9, 2020
The Senate has confirmed Gen. Charles Q. Brown as the next chief of staff of the Air Force.
Brown will replace Gen. David Goldfein, and become the first black service chief in U.S. military history.https://t.co/7U0GSkeXo9
— Dan Lamothe (@DanLamothe) June 9, 2020