HomeNewsArticle Display

Goldfein: Multi-domain C2 is way of thinking

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein gives his "Air Force Update," at the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium March 2, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein gives his "Air Force Update," at the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium March 2, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein gives his "Air Force Update," at the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium March 2, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein gives his "Air Force Update," at the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium March 2, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein gives his "Air Force Update," at the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium March 2, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein gives his "Air Force Update," at the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium March 2, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein gives his "Air Force Update," at the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium March 2, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein gives his "Air Force Update," at the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium March 2, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein gives his "Air Force Update," at the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium March 2, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein gives his "Air Force Update," at the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium March 2, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash)

ORLANDO, Fla. (AFNS) -- Now eight months into his tenure, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein provided an Air Force update during the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium here March 2, 2017.

Continuing dialogue from his three focus areas – revitalizing the squadron, strengthening joint leaders and teams, and multi-domain command and control – Goldfein also shared his attributes of future conflicts and challenged industry partners to find innovative technology and solutions to get to its end state.

“We’ve been breaking barriers for 70 years – it’s in our blood,” Goldfein said. “Whether it’s the sound barrier or the outer reaches of space, or race or gender – our approach as a service has always been, ‘bring it.’ I’m optimistic about our future.”

Goldfein used the conference platform to speak extensively about multi-domain C2.

“If you think about multi-domain C2 as a place you’re already too limited,” he said. “If you start thinking about it as a bunch of computer screens in a place you’re already too narrow. It’s a (concept of operations), it’s a way of thinking.”


Goldfein’s attributes to war include bringing Air Force capabilities together to pressure an enemy in a resilient manner, utilizing multiple domains, integrating all services and ensuring coalition-friendly systems. The chief of staff said he believes the framework to joint warfighting lies within the pairing of these attributes with the multi-domain C2 mindset.


“Victory in future conflict as I described it to you, will go to that leader who can control his or her forces to create multiple dilemmas from multiple domains and achieve the precision speed, and is able to maneuver forces both kinetic and non,” he said.

Goldfein continued, “It’s so perfect to have an AFA convention focused on fusion, because it’s the multi-domain command and control piece that will allow us to achieve all of the attributes I talked about, and bring them together so we can be global chess masters in this security environment.”

Engage

Facebook Twitter
Ever wonder how maintenance #Airmen make it possible to support hundreds of personnel and multiple aircraft? It sta… https://t.co/ivQ2E4HvZi
#Aviano's 56th Rescue Squadron partners with Italian forces for Exercise Sater -- Mountain Search and Rescue traini… https://t.co/4TUt6JvN4C
A @28thBombWing B-1B & a @914ARW KC-135 conduct aerial refueling over the U.S. on Dec. 10. The #Lancer serves as p… https://t.co/GsYRx6TheX
When you've got a dirty job, clean up can take up a lot of time. Thankfully @48FighterWing #maintenance repair & re… https://t.co/4AB3HywxZh
#DYK, @USAFCENT's weather #Airmen are not only concerned with terrestrial weather, but also space weather.… https://t.co/oqmuv3INXi
.@ArmedSvcsHockey hosted an annual Las Vegas International Championship & this year's #MVP award went to a… https://t.co/RxXoivPgco
RT @AFSpace: Recalculate no more 🙌 GPS III is launching soon! This one goes out to our 4 BILLION GPS users worldwide. #Kindofabigdeal #GPS
.@HAFB's 421st Fighter Squadron & #aircraft maintenance unit received its first pair of #F35s Dec. 12. They are the… https://t.co/MWXxz3Rr7q
#SantaClaus paid a special visit to McGhee Tyson #Airmen and their families. Santa, Mrs. Claus & their elves arrive… https://t.co/rWF4adfxts
RT @EielsonAirForce: The work of keeping one of the most remote, austere runways in the world open during six months of sub-zero temperatur…
RT @INDOPACOM: Since 1952, @PACAF personnel have volunteered as Santa’s helpers, getting presents to remote Pacific Islands. Instead of com…
RT @GenDaveGoldfein: What an honor to congratulate our #USAF team on winning the first-ever inter-service Alpha Warrior competition — a str…
Ready, Aim, Fire! 200 @TeamFairchild #Airmen participated in a Rifle Competition, aiming to earn Excellence in Comp… https://t.co/ftBIgf8stj
The holidays are supposed to be a time of relaxation. In a spilt second that peaceful environment turned on a dime… https://t.co/5F2efmGLV9
#USAF maintainers take care of the B52 bombers, the aircrews fly the aircraft; but who @TeamMinot takes care of the… https://t.co/gxWCuV1rOm
One Chief Master Sgt's mentorship doesn’t end with future #USAF leaders. It extends to the gridiron, where he volun… https://t.co/2MqdoudS76
Chilean air force medical health officers visited @JBSA_Official to gain a better understanding of Critical Care Ai… https://t.co/BvNjAiZ4Ro
RT @FLOTUS: Wonderful to be in Hangar 789 with many service members & their families at @JBLEnews! Our prayers remain with all those servin…