President Joe Biden will nominate Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. as the next Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman. The nomination was confirmed by a senior administration official. Gen. Brown's appointment comes after reports that he had been selected as the president's senior military adviser.



  1. Gen. Brown has extensive military experience, including as an F-16 fighter pilot and commanding in the Pacific and Middle East.
  2. He held key positions in major commands, leading U.S. Air Forces Central and Pacific Air Forces.
  3. As Chief of Staff of the Air Force, he emphasizes change, cutting bureaucracy, promoting innovation, and addressing disparities.
  4. Gen. Brown advocates for a faster, risk-tolerant mindset to counter potential conflicts with China and Russia.


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