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USAFA has a new Superintendent

Posted at 9:35 PM, Sep 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-23 23:52:47-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — The United States Air Force Academy has a new superintendent.

Lt. General Richard Clark formally took over during a Change of Command ceremony Wednesday at Falcon Stadium.

Clark Graduated from the Academy in 1986 and served as the Commandant of Cadets for more than a decade.

"Today as I step on this field once again it is significant because I'm honored and privileged by the opportunity to give something back to the school that has given me so much and it is my goal to prepare every cadet to make their dreams come true just as my dream is coming true today," Clark said.

Clark comes from the Pentagon, where he served as Deputy Chief of Staff.

The ceremony Wednesday also marked the retirement of Lt. General Jay Silveria, who leaves behind a decorated 35-year Air Force career.