David L. Goldfein, Jewish U.S. Air Force Chief “Dave Goldfein is an airman who epitomizes warrior leadership, and that’s exactly what our Air Force deserves, ” Welsh said. Lt. Gen. David L. Goldfein is Director of the Joint Staff of the U.S. Department of Defense, the body who assists the Joint Chiefs of Staff.He was previously Commander, U.S. Air Forces Central Command, Southwest Asia. Gen. David L. Goldfein is Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, Arlington, Va. As Chief, he serves as the senior uniformed Air Force officer responsible for the organization, training and equipping of 685,000 active-duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian forces serving in the United States and overseas. Maj. Gen. David Goldfein, standing in front of an HH-60G Pave Hawk, recalls his 1999 shoot-down and rescue in Serbia during a visit to Moody Air Force Base, Ga., in September 2010. 3,355 talking about this. Goldfein, who has been the vice chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force since August, will be the first Jewish combat pilot to hold the top position, and will be the second Jewish man in the post after Norton Schwartz, who served as air force chief of staff from 2008 to 2012. This is the official FB page for the U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein.

Goldfein received his commission from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1983.