A Washinton Post-publication has confirmed that Gen. Charles Brown Jr. has become the first black service chief in U.S. military history to be named the next chief of staff of the Air Force on Tuesday, setting the stage for the veteran fighter pilot to become the first black service chief in U.S. military history.

The publication adds that Brown, the commander of Pacific Air Forces for the last two years, will replace Gen. David L. Goldfein, who has led the service since July 2016. “It is an absolute privilege for Sharene and I to serve our Airmen and families,” Brown’s statement said. “We are committed to building upon our foundation and legacy to ensure we remain the most respected and capable Air Force in the world.”

Brown’s confirmation came from President Trump before it even occurred on Tuesday afternoon.

“My decision to appoint @usairforce General Charles Brown as the USA’s first first-ever African-American military service chief has now been approved by the Senate,” the American President had tweeted.


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