Trump hosts swearing-in of first Black Air Force chief

President Donald Trump has hosted the swearing-in of the first Black chief of staff of the Air Force

ByDarlene Superville Associated Press
August 04, 2020, 5:24 PM
Sharene T. Guilford Brown, Charles Q. Brown Jr.
Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr., is sworn is as Chief of Staff of the Air Force as his wife Sharene Guilford Brown, holds a bible, in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump hosted the swearing-in of the first Black Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Gen. Charles Q. Brown, in an Oval Office ceremony Tuesday.

Vice President Mike Pence administered the oath of office to Brown, who was confirmed by the Senate in June in a 98-0 vote. Trump called the moment “special” and praised Brown, saying, “You’ve had an incredible career and this is a capper.” He added it was an “amazing achievement" and an “incredible occasion."

Brown told Trump, “It is a distinct honor for me to have this opportunity.” He assumes the post later this week.

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