September 08, 2023

Duckworth Meets With Air Force Chief of Staff Nominee General David W. Allvin


[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – After meeting with nominee to be Air Force Chief of Staff General David W. Allvin, combat Veteran and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)—member of the U.S. Armed Services Committee and a former Army Blackhawk pilot who served in the Reserve Forces for 23 years—issued the following statement:

“It was a pleasure to meet with General Allvin and discuss his nomination to serve as the next Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, a fitting and well-earned transition after serving in his current role as Vice Chief. General Allvin has an impressive tenure in the Air Force with extensive experience in Afghanistan, and I look forward to supporting his nomination. I urge all of my Senate colleagues to help confirm him without delay.”

During their meeting, Duckworth and General Allvin discussed many issues and challenges facing our military—including our military’s recruiting crisis. Earlier this summer, Duckworth introduced her Enlist Act which would help improve military recruitment efforts by expanding the Department of Defense’s authority to enlist individuals who have lived in the U.S. for at least five years—such as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients—and meet all of the services’ qualifications for military service.