According to a source familiar with the matter, President Joe Biden will likely name Gen. Charles Q. According to a source with knowledge of the matter, Joe Biden is expected to name Gen.
If approved by Senate, this would be the first time ever in United States History that both the Defense Secretary and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff are African Americans. This is a significant milestone for an Administration that prides itself on its diversity.
Brown will succeed Mark Milley who was appointed by the former president Donald Trump in 2018. Brown would become the only second Black man to hold the position of chairman after Gen. Colin Powell, who held the position from 1989 to 1993 under Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton.
According to a second US government official, the announcement will be made before July. However, it is unclear when exactly this will happen.
The New York Times was the first to report on the anticipated pick.
The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is appointed for a term of four years. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is the highest-ranking military officer, but he does not command troops. Instead, he serves as the chief military advisor to President.
Milley's term will expire in September. Biden mentioned Milley's departure in his remarks at the Combatant Commanders White House Dinner on Wednesday night.
He joked about the conversation, reiterating it to the officers. "Actually, he's embarrassed me. I'm not sure I want to." I told him, "You know, you're going to be missed." "I'm from Boston."
Brown joined the Air Force after graduating Texas Tech University ROTC in 1984. Brown, an F-16 fighter with over 3,000 flying hours under his belt, has also served as deputy commander of US Central Command (US Central Command) and commander of Pacific Air Forces. He became chief of the Air Force in August 2020.