Gen. David Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, is Corporate Partnership Dinner Speaker
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A key event at the Space Symposium, the annual Corporate Partnership Dinner recognizes the organizations that support Space Foundation education, research, analysis, policy and space awareness programs. For 2017, the featured dinner speaker will be Gen. David L. Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
The dinner is co-sponsored by Raytheon and will be held Tuesday, April 4, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo., site of the 33rd Space Space Symposium. See information about purchasing dinner tickets here.
As Chief, Gen. Goldfein serves as the senior uniformed Air Force officer responsible for the organization, training and equipping of 660,000 active-duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian forces serving in the United States 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.
Gen. Goldfein received his commission from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1983. He is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School and is a command pilot with more than 4,200 flying hours in the T-37, T-38, F-16C/D, F-117A, MQ-9 and MC-12W. He has flown combat missions in operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Allied Force and Enduring Freedom.
Prior to assuming his current position, Gen. Goldfein was the Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, where he presided over the Air Staff and served as a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Requirements Oversight Council and Deputy Advisory Working Group. Before serving as the Vice Chief, Gen. Goldfein was the Director, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
This article is part of Space Watch: November 2016 (Volume: 15, Issue: 11).
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