Trump Nominates New Air Chief 

President Donald Trump has nominated Gen. Charles Brown as U.S. Air Force chief of staff. If confirmed by the Senate he will be the first African-American officer to serve in the role.

Brown is a highly decorated F-16 pilot with more than 2,900 flying hours, including 130 combat hours. He is currently serving as the head of Pacific Air Forces in charge of airmen in Alaska, Guam, Hawaii, and Korea.

Prior to Brown’s current assignment he served in the Middle East as the deputy commander of U.S. Central Command.

Lee Hudson

Based in Washington, Lee covers the Pentagon for Aviation Week. Prior to joining Aviation Week in June 2018, Lee was at Inside Defense where she was managing editor for Inside the Navy.