President Donald Trump has made history for appointing the first ever African American Service Chief in the Military of the United States.
Senate confirmed Trump’s nomination of General Charles Q. Brown jr. as Chief of Staff of the US Airforce in historic 98-0 vote.
“My decision to appoint @usairforce General Charles Brown as the USA’s first-ever African American military service chief has now been approved by the Senate. A historic day for America! Excited to work even more closely with Gen. Brown, who is a Patriot and Great Leader!
The decision comes against a backdrop of anger and hate over the killing of an African American, George Floyd by white police officers.
Briefly before his confirmation, General Brown released an emotional video saying he felt a lot of emotion for African Americans who have experienced the same fate as George Floyd.
US vice President Mike Pence presided over the history vote that saw General Brown occupying a top brass position in the US military.