Reflecting on his own legacy, CSAF Gen. Goldfein said it is important to look to the people he's leaving behind, those whom he's mentored and raised to think about the future of the Air Force–and the military–in a collective way.
Over his tenure, Goldfein has pushed to make the Air Force both more competitive and collaborative. Much like Mattis, he has stressed the importance of partnerships with allies and joint services, as well as the imperative to develop a more streamlined approach to carrying out the military's global operations–or as Goldfein likes to put it,‘to build a network’ and look at operations from a networked approach.‘I'm really proud of where we are as an Air Force right now in terms of our joint leader development,’ he said.
Chief of Staff of the Air Force.
The CSAF is nominated for appointment by the President and must be confirmed via majority vote by the Senate.