”.. We ride for the brand. A more perfect Union as we defend this great experiment called democracy.” General David Goldfein, August 6, 2020, Andrews Air Force Base.
In Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, this morning the Flag of the Chief of the most powerful Air Force in the world was passed from the 21st United States Air Force Chief of Staff General David Goldfein to the 22nd United States Air Force Chief of Staff General Charles “CQ” Brown Jr.
General Dave “Fingers” Goldfein served as the Chief of the United States Air Force from July 1st, 2016 until today and this critical time under his leadership, his guidance, and his fortitude, two tremendous legacies for the nation were brought to life – the United States Space Force and the Joint All Domain Command and Control. General Goldfein’s lead in the synchronization of the National Defense Strategy announced in 2018 during his command in a return to Great Power Competition.
“He’s always there, regardless of cost to himself. He stands with his teammates no matter what. He maintains his integrity and his humility. He never backs down from truth to power. And when things are at the worst, General Dave Goldfein is at his best.,” Chairman General Milley, August 6, 2020, Andrews Air Force Base.
The introduction of the 22nd Chief of Staff of the Air Force General CQ Brown Jr.
“You can expect my leadership to be framed by the same four core tenets that I have used throughout my career: executive at a high standard, be disciplined in execution, pay attention to details and have fun,” General Brown, August 6, 2020, Andrews Air Force Base.
General CQ Brown will command the acceleration of JADC2 and ABMS, hypersonic missiles, and the B-21 bomber all of which General David Goldfein initiated.
“Building on General Goldfein’s 3 focus areas, I’m committed to addressing today’s challenges while preparing for the future so we can better compete, deter, and win. To do so, we must no longer defer, but must accelerate the needed change and tough choices we’ve often discussed. We must develop and empower leaders and provide the quality service and quality of life where our Airmen and families can reach full potential,” General Brown, August 6th, 2020, Andrews Air Force Base.
“Victory smiles upon those who anticipate the changes in the character of war, not upon those who wait to adapt themselves after the changes occur,” Italian Air Marshall Giulio Douhet, 1921, The Command of the Air.
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