March 02, 2020
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today released the following statement after Secretary of Defense Mark Esper’s announced that President Trump has nominated Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr. to be the next Air Force Chief of Staff:
“Congratulations to Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. on his historic nomination to be Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force. Over the course of his 37-year career, he has completed multiple combat tours across the world, is currently serving as commander of Pacific Air Forces in the INDOPACOM theater, and has accumulated more than 2,900 flight hours. While I have a few thousand more flight hours myself, I look forward to reviewing his nomination and discussing efforts to grow and modernize our Air Force and ensure we are recruiting and retaining pilots to fill our pilot shortage.
“I also want to thank Gen. Goldfein for his dedicated service as the 21st Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force. During his tenure, I was honored to work with him on several shared priorities—including privatized housing reform, creation of Space Force and the implementation of the National Defense Strategy. I wish him the best.”