Brig. Gen. Kristin Goodwin, U.S Air Force Academy commandant, answers questions and discusses goals and priorities at the Academy's Arnold Hall Theater, Aug. 17, 2017. MIKE KAPLAN/U.S. AIR FORCE
Brig. Gen. Kristin Goodwin, U.S Air Force Academy commandant, answers questions and discusses goals and priorities at the Academy's Arnold Hall Theater, Aug. 17, 2017. MIKE KAPLAN/U.S. AIR FORCE

Air Force Academy removes commandant of cadets from job amid investigation

by Corey Dickstein
Stars and Stripes

WASHINGTON – The general in charge of the U.S. Air Force Academy’s 4,000 cadets has been removed from her duties and is under investigation, officials at the Colorado institution said Monday.

“Effective immediately, Brig. Gen. Kristin Goodwin is no longer performing her duties as the commandant of cadets pending the results of an ongoing investigation,” Lt. Col. Tracy Bunko, a spokesman for the academy, wrote in an email. She declined to provide any additional details about the nature of the investigation or who was conducting it.

Bunko said Air Force Col. Scott Campbell had temporarily taken command of the academy’s Cadet Wing. Campbell most recently had been serving as commander of the 355th Fight Wing at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona.

Bunko did not answer questions Monday including who relieved Goodwin of her duties or whether Goodwin would be temporarily assigned elsewhere while the investigation is conducted.

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