President Joe Biden has announced his intent to name Gen Charles “CQ” Brown Jr to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
He is currently the Air Force Chief of Staff and would replace Gen Mark Milley, whose term ends in September.
If confirmed, he would be the only other black officer holding this top post in US history besides General Colin Powell, who served from 1989-93.
President Biden named him a ” warrior who has descended from a proud line of warriors. “He knows what it means to be in the thick of battle and how to keep your cool when things get hard,” he said. “He gained the respect of our allies and partners around the world who regard General Brown as a trusted partner and a top-notch strategist.”
The chairman is the president’s top military adviser.
Additionally, as Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen Brown oversees the training and equipping of nearly 700,000 military personnel both in the US and abroad.
Click here to read more.
Get Breaking News & Exclusive Content in Your Inbox:
Winter Storm Warning Issued For Parts Of Maryland As More Snow Approaches The Region
Wilie Mukasa Dada Ricks, Ruban Roberts, Dr. Nah Dove & Senator Jill Carter l The Carl Nelson Show
"Health is Wealth" - Ask The Experts Podcast 12/16/23
Professor Manu Ampim & Professor James Small l The Carl Nelson Show
Here’s Travis Kelce’s not-so-nice take on pregame incident with Justin Tucker
Here’s who is running for office in Baltimore this year
WJZ News Anchor Fired After On-Air Racially Insensitive Remark
Why are so many Virginia license plates on Baltimore’s streets?