Jay S. “Scott” Goldstein
Brigadier General Jay "Scott" Goldstein began his military career in the U.S. Army and transferred to the U.S. Air Force in 1990. He now serves as the Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, 24th Air Force; Commander, Air Forces Cyber; and Commander, Joint Force Headquarters-Cyber, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. He is responsible for assisting the Commander in providing Air Force Component and Combatant Commanders with trained and ready cyber forces which plan, direct and execute global cyberspace operations. Twenty-fourth Air Force and AFCYBER personnel build, operate, secure, defend and extend the Air Force portion of the Department of Defense global network. Joint Force Headquarters-Cyber personnel perform operational planning as part of coordinated efforts supporting Air Force Component and Combatant Commanders and, upon the approval of the President and/or the Secretary of Defense, the execution of offensive cyberspace operations. The general assists in leading the activities of two cyberspace wings and the 624th Operations Center, as well as the 5th Combat Communications Group. | As a developmental engineer, General Goldstein has made significant contributions to intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems, earning 15 Air Force Scientific Achievement Awards. He was mobilized seven times to lead Secretary of Defense authorized space and cyberspace activities during Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM. Prior to his current assignment, General Goldstein was the Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California. | In his civilian capacity, General Goldstein is an industry executive with extensive leadership and management experience as well as engineering expertise. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and holds five U.S. patents on advanced topics in detection theory, information theory, data compression, ISR and communications systems.