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Conservative Leaders United In Opposition To Gen CQ Brown As Chairman Of The Joint Chiefs Of Staff

Yesterday, the conservative leaders who are part of the Conservative Action Project released a Memo for the Movement entitled "Conservatives Oppose Confirmation of General Charles Q. Brown."

You can urge your Senator to oppose the Brown nomination with just a few mouse clicks through this link .

The Capitol Switchboard is (202-224-3121), call today and tell your Senators however they may have voted on CQ Brown’s previous promotions, his statements quoted above disqualify him for America’s highest military post, which should be in the hands of someone devoted to supporting and defending the Constitution, not a Marxist social engineer. For the footnotes and latest list of signers click here.

July 12, 2023 Washington, DC

The conservative movement opposes the confirmation of General CQ Brown, Jr. as the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff – the nation’s highest-ranking military officer. Gen. Brown’s track record at the Air Force and his zealous commitment to race-based hiring metrics would jeopardize the unity, lethality and readiness of our armed forces. We urge all senators to oppose his nomination.

Since August 2020, Gen. Brown has served as the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force. Of all the major service branches, the Air Force has leaned the hardest into progressive ideological indoctrination over readiness and merit. Gen. Brown has stated openly that he “purposely built” his office with “diversity” as the core priority, appearing to discriminate against candidates for positions in the Air Force based on their race, religion, and biological sex.[1] Following the death of George Floyd, Gen. Brown released a video in which he seemingly targeted subordinates based on skin color, and adopted the neo-Marxist categorical framing of the oppressed and the oppressors.[2]

Moreover, under Gen. Brown’s leadership, Air Force Academy cadets were told that they may no longer refer to their parents as “mom and dad’ because it was “divisive language.”[3] Gen. Brown also authorized use of Air Force resources to host LGBT pride events, including drag shows for minors.[4]

Further, on August 9, 2022, General Brown and Under Secretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones signed a memorandum outlining specific officer placement goals based on an individual’s sex and race. Specific quotas were assigned to men and women and parsed out based on the individual’s race to determine what percentage of officers should be white, black, Asian, Hispanic, or Native American.[5]

Unsurprisingly, an over-emphasis on ideological indoctrination and racial quotas has led to a decline in Air Force performance. As seen in the Heritage Foundation’s 2023 Index of U.S. Military Strength the Air Force is the weakest of all branches of the U.S. military and was downgraded in 2023 from its previous score of “weak” to “very weak” due to “the deepening of previously assessed issues related to aging aircraft and very poor pilot training and retention” and noted that “the USAF would struggle greatly against a peer competitor.”[6]

Despite promises by Gen. Brown to make Air Force flight proficiency and safety standards a priority, these standards have decreased. The readiness of all variants of F-35 aircraft has cratered below 60 percent, dropping by 11 percentage points in 2022 alone.[7] Additionally, the entire B-2 bomber fleet was grounded from December 2022-May 2023, incapacitating a major component of the Nuclear Triad, after two serious safety incidents within 15 months. Only one such incident had occurred in the thirty years prior to Gen. Brown’s command.[8]

With such a poor record of leadership, confirmation of Gen. Brown as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff would jeopardize national security, the lives of service men and women, and the reputation of the U.S. Military. He is the wrong man for the job. In the interest of having the strongest, most united, and superior military force in the world, we call on all senators to oppose his confirmation.

The Honorable J. Kenneth Blackwell

Chairman, Conservative Action Project

Chairman, CNP Action, Inc.

Lt. Col. Allen West

Executive Director

American Constitutional Rights Union and ACRU Action Fund

Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin (Ret.)

Executive Vice President

Family Research Council

Lori Roman


ACRU Action Fund

The Honorable Tony Perkins


Family Research Council

The Honorable Paul S. Teller, Ph.D. Executive Director Advancing American Freedom

Ed Corrigan

Vice Chairman, Conservative Action Project and President & CEO, Conservative Partnership Institute

Kelly J. Shackelford, Esq.

President and CEO

First Liberty Institute

The Honorable Brooke Rollins

President and CEO

America First Policy Institute (AFPI)

David N. Bossie


Citizens United

Chad Connelly

Founder and President

Faith Wins

William L. Walton

The Bill Walton Show

Resolute Protector Foundation

Alfred S. Regnery


Republic Book Publishers

Terry Schilling


American Principles Project

The Honorable Becky Norton Dunlop

White House Advisor

President Ronald Reagan (1981-1985)

Tom Jones


American Accountability Foundation

The Honorable George K Rasley Jr Managing Editor

Marty Dannenfelser

Vice President for Government Relations and Coalitions, Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE) Wesley Denton

Chief Operating Officer

Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI)

The Honorable Russ Vought

Director, Office of Management and Budget (2020-2021)

The Honorable Jim DeMint

Chairman, Conservative Partnership Institute

Member, US Senate (SC 2005-2013)

Penny Y. Nance

President & CEO

Concerned Women for America

Mike Berry

General Counsel and Director of External Affairs, First Liberty Institute

Kevin Roberts, Ph.D.


The Heritage Foundation

The Honorable Bob McEwen

U.S. House of Representatives

Former Member, Ohio

Thomas E. McClusky


Greenlight Strategies, LLC Bob Carlstrom


AMAC Action

The Honorable T. Kenneth Cribb, Jr.

Chief Domestic Advisor

President Ronald Reagan (1987-1988) Cleta Mitchell, Esq.

Senior Legal Fellow

Conservative Partnership Institute L. Brent Bozell III

Founder and President

Media Research Center

Star Parker

President & Founder, Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE)

The Honorable David McIntosh

U.S. House of Representatives

Former Member, Indiana

Scott T. Parkinson

  • Gen Charles "CQ" Brown Jr

  • American Accountability Foundation (AAF)

  • Joe Biden staff

  • Biden administration

  • Joint Chiefs of Staff

  • Gen. Mark Milley

  • diversity focused hiring

  • woke military

  • racial discrimination

  • Office of Air Force Inspector General complaint

  • Republican Senator Eric Schmitt

  • cultural Marxism

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Jul 14, 2023

I'm in the Northeast. My senators are useless slobs...and they don't have one good brain between them. It would be like emailing a big, dumb, useless wall.

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So are my senators here in the midwest.


James Bryson
James Bryson
Jul 14, 2023

After the cascading disaster of Milley, the nation, and our once great DoD, CANNOT afford the token-woke disaster of Brown. Flush the garbage, and restore the integrity of the CJCS/JCS. There are deep wound in need of healing.

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I agree, but I don't have high hopes. The Deep State leftists will get Brown over the finish line. The GOP will do little to oppose.

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