On Thursday, President Joe Biden is scheduled to announce that he has selected Gen. C.Q. Brown, the first Black person to lead a branch of the military and the Air Force’s premier officer, as his next Joint Chiefs chair. The news comes directly from a senior administration official.
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“During the selection process, President Biden prioritized finding a successor who can carry on that work and provide strong, steady leadership and wise counsel,” the official explained. “In General Brown, the president knows he will likewise benefit from a wealth of military experience, shaped in both peacetime and war.”
If the information is true, this would make Brown the first Black Joint Chiefs chair in three decades. The last Black person to hold the position is the late Colin Powell during the George H.W Bush administration. In addition, it would also be the first time in the history of America that the Pentagon’s top military and civilian positions are both occupied …