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President Trump nominates new superintendent for Air Force Academy

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U.S. Air Force Academy

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (KRDO) -- President Donald Trump has nominated a new superintendent for the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Lt. Gen. Richard M. Clark is poised to become the next superintendent if confirmed by the Senate. His role would include directing the Academy's undergraduate academic program, cadet military and athletic training and character development, leading to a bachelor’s of science degree and a commission as a second lieutenant upon graduation.

“I am extremely humbled and honored by the nomination to serve as the Superintendent of the Air Force Academy,” said Lt. Gen. Clark. “I’m also excited for the opportunity to build on the tremendous work of Lt. Gen. [Jay] Silveria and to give back to the institution that has given me so much. Go Falcons!”  

Clark has served as the Commandant of Cadets at the Air Force Academy and at various levels of Air Force Command. He has experience as a pilot ranging from bomber to air-refueling, and he now leads the nuclear enterprise for the Air Force.

“I have no doubt that Lt. Gen. Clark will be an extraordinary leader for the Academy,” said Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria, the current superintendent. “He has a long history with USAFA and an exceptional leadership record.”

Clark will take over command from Silveria who has committed 35 years of service to the nation and the Air Force, and commanded the Academy for the last three years. 

Silveria is slated to retire later this year.

Colorado Springs / Local News / Military / State & Regional News

Zachary Aedo

Zach is a reporter for KRDO and Telemundo Surco. Learn more about Zach here.



  1. How can this be, Trump is supposed to be a racist. Guess that is just one more thing the media lied about.

  2. The AFA must of pissed of Donnie Dumbass. That’ll show ’em Donnie. Put a black guy in there, just to show your base who’s boss.

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