Senate confirms Allvin as Air Force chief of staff

By Shelley K. Mesch / November 2, 2023 at 2:52 PM

The Senate confirmed Gen. David Allvin as the Air Force chief of staff today by a 95-1 vote.

Allvin succeeds Gen. Charles “C.Q.” Brown, who was confirmed as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in September.

Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS) was the only nay vote for Allvin. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) was among those who voted for it.

The individual vote on Allvin came as Tuberville continues to prevent large block votes on military nominations due to his opposition to Pentagon policies on expenses and leave for servicemembers seeking abortions.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) also filed cloture on nominations for Adm. Lisa Franchetti as the chief of naval operations and Lt. Gen. Christopher Majoney for assistant Marine Corps commandant.

Franchetti was confirmed earlier today.