Senate confirms Brown to be 22nd Air Force chief of staff on unanimous vote

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- The U.S. Senate confirmed Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr., June 9, to be the 22nd Air Force chief of staff, clearing the way for the decorated pilot and experienced commander to become the first African American in history to lead a branch of the U.S. military as its highest-ranking officer.

The vote was 98-0.

In advance of today’s vote on his confirmation, Brown testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee during a hearing May 7.

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