Succeeding Gen. Mark Milley… Biden appoints Gen. Charles Brown as the new US Army Chief of Staf

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The White House announced Wednesday that President Joe Biden will appoint Air Force Commander General Charles Brown Thursday as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to succeed General Mark Milley.

The White House said in a statement that President Biden will announce his intention to appoint Brown to the highest military position in the United States during a ceremony that will be held in the Rose Garden of the White House.

According to his biography, Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr. is the Chief of Staff of the Air Force.

As Chief, he serves as the senior uniformed Air Force officer responsible for the organization, training and equipping of 689,000 active-duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian forces serving in the United States and overseas

As a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the general and other service chiefs function as military advisers to the Secretary of Defense, National Security Council and the President.

Gen. Brown was commissioned in 1984 as a distinguished graduate of the ROTC program at Texas Tech University.

He has served in a variety of positions at the squadron and wing levels, including an assignment to the U.S. Air Force Weapons School as an F16 Fighting Falcon Instructor.

His notable staff tours include Aide- de-Camp to the Chief of Staff of the Air Force; Director, Secretary of the Air Force and Chief of Staff Executive Action Group; and Deputy Commander, US Central Command.

He also served as a National Defense Fellow at the Institute for Defense Analyses, Alexandria, Virginia.

Gen. Brown has commanded a fighter squadron, the US Air Force Weapons School, two fighter wings and US Air Forces Central Command.

Prior to serving as the Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. Brown was the commander of Pacific Air Forces, Air Component Commander for US Indo-Pacific Command.

Gen. Brown is a command pilot with more than 3,000 flying hours, including 130 combat hours.

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