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Gen. David Goldfein Outlines Top Three Goals for US Air Force

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David Goldfein
David Goldfein

Gen. David Goldfein, the new U.S. Air Force chief of staff, has highlighted command and control, joint leaders development and squadron composition review as his top three objectives at the military’s air component, Air Force Times reported Monday.

Valerie Insinna writes the Air Force’s new top general is also set to announce three generals who will be responsible for each of those goals at the upcoming Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference.

Goldfein told a conference of the National Guard Association of the United States that he intends to release short papers to shed light on those priorities based on insights from the Air Force’s strategic master plan and Air Superiority 2030 flight plan, according to the report.

“My intent is to pull these forward, and to focus on them the next four years,” he told the event, Air Force Times reports.

Goldfein suggested that the use of open-architecture systems could aid in the improvement of command and control platforms, Insinna reports.

He also said the service will review the composition of its squadron units and allow civilians or contractors a larger role in the new squadron, the report says.

The Air Force also needs to change the way it builds up joint leaders in order to help counter the threats from other nations and extremist groups, according to the report.

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