Air Force Chief of Staff reflects on Black History Month

General Charles Brown is breaking barriers
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr. talks at Air University
Posted at 9:00 AM, Feb 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-24 17:57:57-05

NORFOLK, Va. - The Chief of Staff of the Air Force is reflecting on what his service means during this Black History Month.

General Charles Brown, Jr. became the first African-American to be head any branch of the military last year.

In an interview with Public Affairs Staff at Robins Air Force Base in Georgia, Brown reflected on the many people who have come before him.

He shared a story about a recent email from a high-school friend who now teaches elementary school. She asked him to make a video for her class about Black History Month because "you are Black history."

"I never really aspired to be part of history, I just happened to be in the right place at the right time. So I'm excited that I can actually be a part of being a role model for someone else because there's those who went before me," Brown said.

Brown credits many people, including the Tuskegee Airmen, for paving the way for him and hopes his service will pave the way for many others to come after him.