Air Force Academy Superintendent Lieutenant General John Rosa Junior is among six finalists to become the next president of The Citadel.
Current President John Grinalds is retiring August 1after eight years at the state military college in South Carolina.
Rosa says The Citadel had approached him about the job.
Rosa has been superintendent of the Air Force Academy since 2003. He and his son are both Citadel graduates.
Other finalists include a member of the federal base closure commission and the chief of staff for the US Army European Command.
The Citadel board will interview the candidates during the next two weeks.