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Portrait of Gen. David L. Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the Air Force

 

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Gen. David L. Goldfein 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 685,000 active-duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian forces serving in the U.S. 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.


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Viewpoints and Speeches

Air Force Association Air, Space & Cyber Conference
Remarks from Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein at the Air Force Association Air, Space & Cyber Conference, Sept. 18, 2018, in National Harbor, Maryland.

- 34th National Space Symposium
Remarks from Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein at the 34th National Space Symposium, April 17, 2018, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium
Remarks from Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein at the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium, Feb. 23, 2018, in Orlando, Florida.

- Airlift/Tanker Association Symposium
Remarks from Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein at the Airlift/Tanker Association Symposium, Oct. 26, 2017, in Orlando, Florida.

AFA 2017 Air, Space and Cyber Symposium
Remarks from Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein at the Air Force Association 2017 Air, Space and Cyber Symposium, Sept. 19, 2017, in National Harbor.

139th National Guard Association of The United States Conference 
Keynote address from Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein at the 139th National Guard Association of The United States conference, Sept. 9, 2017, in Louisville, Kentucky.

Air Force Association Breakfast
Keynote address from Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein at the Air Force Association Breakfast, July 26, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

Air Power Conference 
Keynote address from Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein at the Air Power Conference, July 17, 2017, in London, England.

- CSAF Focus Area #3: Enhancing Multi-domain Command and Control ...Tying It All Together
This paper is the last in a series to share Gen. Goldfein's thinking behind three key CSAF focus areas over the next four years.

- Air Force Update
Remarks from Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein at the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium, Mar. 2, 2017, in Orlando, FL.

- Space Power to the Warfighter
Remarks from Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein at the Air Force Association Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies during the space group seminar Feb. 3, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

- The Future of American Airpower
Remarks from Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein at the American Enterprise Institute Jan. 18, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

CSAF Focus Area #2: Strengthening Joint Leaders and Teams ... a Combined Arms Imperative
This paper is the second in a series to share Gen. Goldfein's thinking behind three key CSAF focus areas over the next four years.

- Air Force Update
Remarks from Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein at the Air Force Association's Air, Space and Cyber Conference, Sept. 20, 2016, in National Harbor, Maryland.
 
Reducing Additional Duties Memo
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff David L. Goldfein released a memo Aug. 19, 2016, announcing a task force has been established to eliminate, reassign or reduce additional duties. 

CSAF Focus Area #1: The Beating heart of the Air Force... Squadrons
The first in a series of short papers Gen. Goldfein will share outlining his key focus areas.
 

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