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David Goldfein: USAF Takes Action to Continue Operations Amid COVID-19

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David Goldfein
David Goldfein

Gen. David L. Goldfein, U.S. Air Force chief of staff and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, said the service branch has been working to improve the protection of airmen against the COVID-19 outbreak.

Speaking virtually with the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies, he said USAF has made practice adjustments to address the pandemic’s effects on readiness and ensure the required work continues, the service branch said Wednesday.

USAF’s missile activities have undergone changes for continued operation. The service branch has also implemented disinfection efforts, cancellation of exercises and travel, temperature checks and strict observance of social distancing guidelines.

Goldfein predicts that the pandemic will continue to pose problems in the long term and has advised commanders to maintain readiness. He also emphasized USAF’s responsibility to maintain the readiness of ground-based missiles and bomber aircraft that compose two-thirds of the U.S. nuclear triad.

About The Wash100

This year represents our sixth annual Wash100 Award selection. The Wash100 is the premier group of private and public sector leaders selected by Executive Mosaic’s organizational and editorial leadership as the most influential leaders in the GovCon sector. These leaders demonstrate skills in leadership, innovation, achievement, and vision.

Visit the Wash100 site to learn about the other 99 winners of the 2020 Wash100 Award. On the site, you can submit your 10 votes for the GovCon executives of consequence that you believe will have the most significant impact in 2020.