The President of the United States of America, Joe Biden, this Thursday appointed Charles Brown, the head of the US Air Force, as the new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, replacing Mark Milley, who has held the position since being appointed by the former president. . Donald Trump in October 2019.
“General Brown is a warrior, descended from a proud lineage of warriors. His father, CQ Brown, a US Army colonel, served in Vietnam. His grandfather, Sergeant Major Robert Brown Jr., commanded a unit in World War II. led,” Biden said, noting that the general is a “fearless leader and unwavering patriot.”
The US President stressed that Brown’s experience, as he “brings over 3,000 hours of flight experience to this position”, means “being in the center of battle and knowing how to stay calm when things get tough”. “. “He has an unmatched knowledge of our operations and a strategic vision to understand how they all work together to ensure the safety of the American people,” he said, according to a White House statement.
Biden has also emphasized that the general has “earned the respect of those in all the services who have seen him in action”, “in addition to the respect of our allies and partners around the world, which makes General Brown a trusted leader.” partner and a top” notch strategist.
Furthermore, he indicated that, in the current context, Washington “must maintain a credible combat force capable of deterring or defeating any potential threat.” Biden said, “With General Brown, I know I can count on her advice as a military strategist and as a leader of military innovation dedicated to keeping our armed forces women of the world.” “
He urged the US Senate to confirm the appointment with “overwhelming bipartisan support”, concluding, “I can’t think of anyone more suitable or more qualified to lead our military through challenges and responsibility.” lead.”
Gen. Brown, born in 1962 and known for his methodical and calculative nature at the Pentagon, will command the Joint Chiefs of Staff amid two main conflict scenarios: the war in Ukraine and increased Chinese activity in the Indo-Pacific, on Taiwan in the midst of Beijing’s sovereign claims.
Brown has been serving as Chief of the Air Staff since August 2020 after serving as deputy commander of the United States Central Command, CENTCOM, which is responsible for US military operations from the Horn of Africa to the Persian Gulf. and above all, Command Pacific Air Forces, among other positions of responsibility.
With this appointment, he became the second black head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff since Colin Powell was appointed by former President George HW Bush in October 1989. At the same time the Secretary of Defense (Lloyd Austin).