Joe Biden nominates Black air force general to head US military

WASHINGTON: President of the United States Joe Biden on Thursday are nominated collectively Charles Brown for the president of Joint Chiefs of Staffpraises the Black career pilot as a hero who not only survived a jet fighter plunge into the swamp but also fought against racism.
If confirmed by the Senate, “CQ” Brown, as it is known, will become Biden’s senior military adviser. Only the second black person ever selected for the job, his confirmation – serving alongside Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin – will mark the first time African-Americans have taken on both jobs simultaneously. the military’s top job.
“General Brown is a fighter from a proud warrior lineage,” Biden said in the White House Rose Garden, noting Brown’s military family.
As a pilot with 3,000 hours of journaling, including 130 in combat, Brown “knows what it means to be in heavy combat and how to stay calm,” Biden said at the nomination ceremony.
Amusingly, Biden recounted how Brown’s F-16 jet once caught fire and he plunged into a swamp in Florida. “It’s fun, isn’t it?” Biden chuckled.
Biden hailed the general as someone whose career had given him “unparalleled direct knowledge” of United States Army operates around the world, earning respect from “our allies and partners.”
“He plays to win,” Biden said, and “it will be a tremendous asset to me as commander-in-chief and to the United States of America, as we navigate the challenges of the United States of America.” awake in the years to come.”
Biden said that as the Pentagon’s top military officer, Brown would work to “maintain a combat force capable of deterring and defeating any potential threat.” “And we have to manage our competition with China and face the reality of a new (Russian) aggression in Europe.”
Brown will also preside over an era where “emerging technologies, from AI to 3D printing can fundamentally change the nature of conflict,” the president said.
Biden, who has made it a priority to elevate minorities to the top positions in his government, nominated Brown as part of honoring “the most American idea, the most obvious truth – that all both women and men are born equal.”
Biden recalled Brown’s previous testimony about “his own experience of racism and his deep love for our country,” saying that speaking out had taken “a real backbone.” the”.
If confirmed in the Senate, Brown will replace Army General mark Milleywho had a four-year term that included serving until the end of Donald Trump’s tumultuous presidency.


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