Gen. David Goldfein: Air Force Should Act As ‘Lead Service’ for DoD’s Space Operations

David Goldfein

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein has said the military branch should serve as the “lead service” for the Defense Department’s space training and operations, Breaking Defense reported Friday.

Colin Clark writes Goldfein told audience at a Mitchell Institute breakfast event Friday in Washington that he believes the Air Force has been the “stewards of space” for DoD and that the service branch oversees 90 percent of the department’s space operations.

He also cited the need for an “honest discussion” on how to address the space acquisition process in which he said is dispersed among 60 organizations.

The separation of acquisition functions through the organizations poses a “decision-making problem” for the Air Force, Goldfein added, according to the report.

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