Washington In the US, the Senate unanimously confirmed the appointment of General Charles Brown Jr. as Chief of Staff of the Air Force on Tuesday, making him the first black officer to head one of the country's military services. Vice President Mike Pence presided over the vote in the Senate. Brown's name was confirmed by 98 votes against zero. Pence described the moment as "historic". The vote comes at a time when the Trump administration is facing widespread public outrage following the death of black man George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis.
Brown has recently been commander of the US Pacific Air Force. He is a fighter pilot and has experience of flying aircraft for more than 2,900 hours. She posted a video on social media on Friday about her struggle to cope with racial discrimination in her life and to make a place for herself in a white-dominated society. He said, "I am thinking about my career in the Air Force where I was the only African American in my squadron or the only African American in the room as a senior officer." Brown joined the Air Force in 1984 .