General Brown met with Defense Minister Luis Lara, Chief of the Joint Command, Div. Gen. Nelson Proaño of the Armed Forces and with the General Commander of the Ecuadorian Air Force, Brig. Gen. Gabriel Garcia.
Quito, October 14, 2022. The Chief of Staff of the United States Air Forces, General CQ Brown Jr., visited Quito for two days to meet with different authorities and reaffirm the defense commitment between the United States and Ecuador.
General Brown met with Luis Lara, Minister of Defense, Division General Nelson Proaño Rodríguez, Chief of the Joint Command of the Armed Forces of Ecuador, and Brigadier General Gabriel García Urbina, General Commander of the Ecuadorian Air Force.
During these meetings, General Brown stressed that Ecuador is a valuable strategic partner and regional leader in the promotion of democratic principles, the defense of human rights, and the advancement of security cooperation. In addition, the officials exchanged views on threats to regional security and discussed their shared interest in a stable and secure Western Hemisphere.
General Brown is the first African American to be named Chief of Staff and the first African American to lead a branch of the United States Armed Forces.
Learn more about General CQ Brown Jr.’s distinguished career (English) : https://www.af.mil/About-Us/Biographies/Display/Article/108485/charles-q-brown-jr/