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Gen. Charles Brown Confirmed as Air Force Chief of Staff

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Gen. Charles Brown
Gen. Charles Brown Chief of Staff U.S. Air Force

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Gen. Charles Brown, commander of Pacific Air Forces, as chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force in a 98-0 vote, the service reported Tuesday.

He will officially assume responsibilities and succeed the retiring Gen. David Goldfein, a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, at a swearing-in ceremony on Aug. 6.

Brown was nominated to serve as the 22nd Air Force chief of staff in March and appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee in May for his confirmation hearing.

“I am committed to the Air Force achieving irreversible momentum towards implementation of the National Defense Strategy and an integrated and more lethal joint force,” Brown said during the Senate panel hearing.

Brown is also air component commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii. He previously served as deputy commander of U.S. Central Command and commander of U.S. Air Forces Central Command. He is a command pilot who has recorded more than 2,900 flight hours.

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