Former CSAF retires in San Antonio Published Oct. 6, 2020 By 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Retired Gen. David L. Goldfein, the 21st Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, goes over paperwork with Tech. Sgt. Steven Daniels from the 502nd Comptroller Squadron Sept. 30. He passed through Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston on his last duty day to accomplish his retirement paperwork. The 1983 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy retired from active duty Aug. 6 after serving on the Joint Staff for four years 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. A command pilot with more than 4,200 flight hours, Goldfein served 37 years in the Air Force and is retiring to the San Antonio area.