Lt. Gen. Charles Brown, pictured right, greeting 386th Air Expeditionary Wing Commander Col. Clarence Lukes, has been nominated to receive his fourth star. (Photo credit: Senior Airman Racheal Watson/Air Force)
According to the Air Force Times, Lt. Gen. Brown, who led the air war against the Islamic State before becoming the deputy commander for U.S. Central Command, has been nominated to be the next commander of Pacific Air Forces, the Air Force Times said.
As commander of Pacific Air Forces, the Air Force (PACAF) based in Hawaii, Brown would oversee the air component of U.S. Pacific Command.
PACAF’s responsibilities include the continuous bomber presence mission, in which a rotating stable of B-1B Lancer, B-52 Stratofortress, and B-2 Spirit bombers are meant to reassure U.S. allies in the Pacific and deter potential adversaries such as China and North Korea. the Air Force Times said.
Brown is a command pilot with more than 2,900 flight hours.