Air Force Academy Gets New Commandant Of Cadets

By: AP
By: AP

The Department of Defense has named a new brigadier general to oversee the more than 4,000 cadets at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.

The Gazette reports Brig. Gen. Gregory J. Lengyel has been assigned to the academy's cadet wing, marking a return to Colorado Springs for the 27-year airman.

Lengyel graduated from Texas A&M University in 1985 and began his career in Colorado Springs as a satellite officer at Peterson Air Force Base. He went on to fly helicopters for special operations forces.

Most recently, he was executive assistant to the supreme allied commander of Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe -- a NATO post in Belgium.

Lengyel replaces Brig. Gen. Richard Clark, who is slated to receive his second star.


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  • by Anonymous on Apr 28, 2012 at 05:01 PM
    Leadership has always been the watchword at the Academy. Congrats to the new Commander! And best wishes to the former Commandant..."Go Air Force !"
  • by Anonymous Location: Colorado Springs on Apr 28, 2012 at 01:47 PM
    Maybe this new Commandant can keep those children in line? But I dought it.
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      by Anonymous on Apr 28, 2012 at 03:43 PM in reply to
      Once you learn how to spell, you can point the finger at the outgoing general.
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        by get a life on Apr 29, 2012 at 12:53 AM in reply to Anonymous
        Good to see that you troll all the posts led, and truly have nothing better to do.
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