First Woman Named As Air Force Academy Superintendent

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For the first time in Air Force Academy history a woman has been named the superintendent of the academy.

Major General Michelle D. Johnson was also appointed Friday to the rank of lieutenant general.

Johnson has been serving as the Deputy Chief of Staff, operations and intelligence, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, in Casteau, Belgium.

She graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1981. She was the first female cadet wing commander during her senior yaer.

She was a Rhodes Scholar and earned her pilot wings in 1984. Since then she has logged more than 3,600 flying hours in C-141, T-41, KC-10, C-17, C-5 and KC-135 aircraft.

The academy says her start date hasn't been determined, but it will be sometime this summer.

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