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Gen. David Goldfein Confirmed as Air Force Chief of Staff

Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein received Senate confirmation Wednesday as the military branch’s next chief of staff and will be sworn into office Friday. The 33-year veteran was nominated by the White House for the Air Force’s top uniformed post in April and testified at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing about …

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Gen. Mark Welsh: US Air Force Needs 60K More Airmen

Gen. Mark Welsh, outgoing U.S. Air Force chief of staff, has said the military service will need as many as 60,000 airmen to increase the branch’s capability and expand in the space, cyber and remotely piloted aircraft domains, DoD Buzz reported Monday. Brendan McGarry reports that Welsh told Defense News’ Aaron Mehta in an …

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Gen. David Goldfein Nominated for Air Force Chief of Staff

Air Force Gen. David Goldfein, currently the service branch’s vice chief of staff, has been nominated to succeed the retiring Gen. Mark Welsh as chief of staff upon the scheduled completion of the latter’s four-year tenure July 1, the Pentagon said Thursday. Goldfein became the Air Force’s second-ranked uniform officer in August 2015 after …

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Mark Welsh Pushes for Maintenance Shift to F-35

Gen. Mark Welsh, chief of staff for the U.S. Air Force, has called on lawmakers to either authorize a shift of maintainers to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter or grant funds to train additional aircrews, Air Force Times reported Friday. Phillip Swarts writes Welsh testified before the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee to discuss …

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Maj. Gen. Mark Westergren Assigned Deputy Chief of NSA Cryptology Org

Maj. Gen. Mark Westergren — former deputy commander of U.S. Strategic Command‘s Joint Functional Component Command for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance — has been appointed deputy chief of the National Security Agency‘s Central Security Service organization. The Defense Department said Tuesday U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh assigned Westergren to his new role at …

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