Biden taps top Air Force general to be next Joint Chiefs chairman

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President Biden will introduce Gen. Charles “CQ” Brown Jr. on Thursday as his nominee to become the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, formalizing the selection of a seasoned, trailblazing officer with insight on China and the war in Ukraine to serve as his senior military adviser.

If confirmed by the Senate, Brown, who has served as chief of staff of the Air Force since June 2020, would become the second African American to the hold the Pentagon’s top uniformed post. His nomination was anticipated for weeks.

Biden is due to announce his selection during a ceremony in the White House Rose Garden, a senior administration official, speaking on the condition of anonymity ahead of the president’s planned remarks, said Wednesday night. Air Force officials declined to comment.

Brown would replace Gen. Mark A. Milley, an outspoken Army officer whose tenure has overlapped with numerous crises, including Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine,…

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