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Biden to nominate Air Force Gen. Charles Brown Jr. as the next Joint Chiefs chairman, report

If appointed, Gen. Brown would be sworn into office on Oct. 1. 

Published: May 5, 2023 10:23am

Updated: May 5, 2023 11:30am

President Joe Biden is expected to appoint Air Force Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. as his next Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, as Chairman Army Gen. Mark Milley's four-year term approaches an end.

Biden hasn’t given Brown the official title, and an announcement is expected to be made soon, according to Politico.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Biden has also interviewed Gen. David Berger, the 38th commandant of the Marine Corps, for the position.

"When President Biden makes a final decision, he will inform the person selected and then announce it publicly," the White House told the newspaper. "That hasn’t happened yet."

If appointed, Brown would be sworn into office on Oct. 1.

In August 2020, Brown became the first African American to hold the position of Air Force chief of staff. Some of his previous roles include commander of the Pacific Air Forces, air component commander for U.S. Indo-Pacific Command and executive director of Pacific Air Combat Operations Staff.

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