President Joe Biden is expected to name Air Force Secretary General Charles Q.
If confirmed by the Senate, it would be the first time in U.S. history that both the secretary of defense and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff would be African-American, a notable milestone for an administration that has prided itself on its leadership diversity.
Brown will succeed General Mark Milley, who was nominated by former President Donald Trump in 2018. He served as General Colin Powell from his 1989 to his 1993 presidency of George HW Bush and Bill Clinton.
Another U.S. official said the announcement is expected to be made before July, although the exact timing is unclear.
Politico was the first to report the expected picks.
The term of office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is four years. The chairman is the military’s highest-ranking officer, but rather than commanding the military, he serves as chief military adviser to the president.
Millie’s term expires at the end of September. Biden referred to Millie’s departure during his remarks to the Combatant Commander’s White House dinner Wednesday night.
“You’re probably not thinking about it, but you’re just an amazing, amazing, remarkable group of people. I mean, except for Millie, I’m not really sure. Officer.” , I don’t want to, I embarrassed him, I said, ‘I miss you,’ He said, ‘I’m not going anywhere yet. Please, Biden. I’m from Boston.”
Brown joined the Air Force in 1984 after graduating from the ROTC program at Texas Tech University. An F-16 fighter pilot with more than 3,000 hours of flight experience, Brown has served as deputy commander of the U.S. Central Command and commander of the Pacific Air Forces. In August 2020, he became Air Force Chief of Staff.
Correction: This article has been updated to reflect Politico’s initial report of Brown’s expected nomination.