IMMEDIATE RELEASE

General Officer Announcement


Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis announced today that the president has made the following nomination:

Air Force Lt. Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr., for appointment to the rank of general, and assignment as commander, Pacific Air Forces; air component commander for U.S. Pacific Command; and executive director, Pacific Air Combat Operations Staff, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.  Brown is currently serving as deputy commander, U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.