By Marco MoralesJune 3, 2008
A U.S. Air Force senior executive service member who served as the associate director for Air Force - Army Program Integration of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command is retiring June 3 after more than 38 years of federal service.
Alan B. Goldstayn, serving at SMDC/ARSTRAT since 2005, also served as the acting director of the SMDC/ARSTRAT Technical Interoperability and Matrix Center. Goldstayn has served in all echelons of the Air Force - including the Air Staff, Major Command Headquarters, and field units - in addition to a year in the Department of Energy.
"I believe that my time with SMDC/ARSTRAT has been a unique opportunity to get not only the perspective of other services but to prove that joint integration of Air Force and Army programs works," Goldstayn said, adding, "Joint service opportunities [like this one] will likely become a rotational assignment in the future for SES's."
In his role at SMDC/ARSTRAT, Goldstayn served as the principal executive within the Air Force Materiel Command and SMDC/ARSTRAT responsible for the corporate integration of Air Force and Army programs and for the promulgation of these programs throughout the Department of Defense and other government agencies.
Another unique aspect of Goldstayn's career included working as director of Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs on a detail to the Department of Energy. In this role, he was assigned to the U.S. President's special administrator to pre-implement the President's standby plan for gasoline rationing.
Goldstayn earned a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from Purdue University and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Dayton. He is a graduate of the National War College, the Executive Excellence Program at the Federal Executive Institute, and the Program for Senior Executives in National and International Security, Harvard University.
His awards and honors include the Office of Secretary of Defense Award for Excellence, the Presidential Meritorious Executive Rank Award, the Exceptional Civil Service Award, three separate Meritorious Civil Service Awards, and the Exemplary Civil Service Award.
He and his wife Gayla J.D., have two children, Jessica Ann, 21, and Kevin Alan, 17.