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US Air Force Academy removes Commandant of Cadets amid investigation

Posted at 2:28 PM, Apr 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-29 20:34:04-04

COLORADO SPRINGS – The US Air Force Academy announced today Brigadier General Kristin Goodwin is no longer serving as the Commandant of Cadets while an investigation is underway.

Academy officials declined to provide details on the background and reasons for the investigation.

Colonel Scott Campbell has assumed command for the time being.

Gen. Kristin E. Goodwin
US Air Force Brigadier General Kristin E. Goodwin

General Goodwin has served as the Commandant of Cadets at the Academy since May 2017. It was announced in December she would soon move to the Pentagon to become the director of current operations for Lt. Gen. Mark Kelly, the Deputy Chief of Staff for the US Air Force.

The Commandant of Cadets is responsible for the 4,000 Cadet Wing, plus US Air Force and civilian support personnel. According to her US Air Force bio, “Her responsibilities include character and leadership development, military training, supervising cadet life activities and providing support to facilities and logistics.”

Goodwin is a 1993 graduate of the Academy with experience as a pilot, pilot training, planner for combat operations involving the use of the B-2 Spirit bomber in Libya, political adviser, and as the senior military assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force.