Brown Takes Over as Air Force Chief of Staff

Brown Takes Over as Air Force Chief of Staff
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Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. officially took the reins as Chief of Staff of the Air Force in an Aug. 6 ceremony marking the transition of leadership from retiring Gen. David L. Goldfein.

Against a backdrop of modern jets and a World War II-era P-51 in a hangar at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Brown pledged to build on Goldfein's top three priorities: Empowering squadrons, building the Air Force's place in the joint force, and developing joint all-domain command and control.

He will oversee nearly 700,000 Airmen and work alongside Chief of Space Operations Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond as the Space Force stands up within the Department of the Air Force.

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