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Chief of Staff of the Air Force

Portrait of Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, Chief of Staff of the Air Force
(U.S. Air Force graphic/Corey Parrish)

Gen. Mark A. Welsh III is Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. As Chief, he serves as the senior uniformed Air Force officer responsible for the organization, training and equipping of 690,000 active-duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian forces serving in the United States and overseas. As a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the general and other service chiefs function as military advisers to the Secretary of Defense, National Security Council and the President.


Viewpoints and Speeches

- 2014 Air Force Update
Remarks from Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III Feb. 20, 2014, during the Air Force Association's 2014 Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Fla.

Press Briefing on Malmstrom AFB Investigation Jan. 2014
Press briefing by Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, Jan. 15, 2014, on an investigation involving missile launch officers.

State of the Air Force Dec. 2013 Update
Press briefing by Acting Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, Dec. 13, 2013, on the State of the Air Force.

Air Force Update Speech

Remarks from Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III Sept. 17, 2013 during the Air Force Association's 2013 Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition in Washington, D.C.

- State of the Air Force 2013 Update
Press briefing by Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, May 24, 2013, on the State of the Air Force.

- 2013 Air Force Update
Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium, Orlando, Fla., Feb. 21, 2013

- State of the Air Force 2013
Air Force News Briefing by Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley and Chief of Staff of the Air Force General Mark A. Welsh III Jan. 11, 2013 on the State of the Air Force.

- Air Mobility Command & Airlift/Tanker Association
Air Mobility Symposium and Technology Convention, Nov. 2, 2012

- Air and Space Conference 2012
Air Force Association Air and Space Conference, National Harbor, Md., Sept. 18, 2012

- National Guard Association of the United States
134th General Conference, Reno, Nev., Sept. 11, 2012