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Biden taps Raja Chari for US Air Force Brigadier General role

In the International Space Station Chari performed two spacewalks and helped in capturing and releasing three SpaceX Dragon spacecraft and two Cygnus cargo vehicles.

NASA Astronaut and Air Force Col. Raja J Chari. Image - Twitter/@IowaSTEM

US President Joe Biden nominated Indian-American NASA Astronaut and Air Force Col. Raja J Chari to the post of United States Air Force Brigadier General. Announced on January 26, 2023, Chari's nomination will have to be approved by the Senate, which decides all senior civilian and military appointments.

Currently serving as the Crew-3 commander and astronaut at NASA's , Johnson Space Center, Texas, Chari will be promoted from his current Colonel rank to that of Brigadier General, if confirmed by the Senate.

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