New commandant of cadets (From the AOG site)

bizzy1013

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In the coming months, USAFA will welcome its 30th commandant of cadets.

It’s been announced that Brig. Gen. Paul D. Moga, Class of 1995, will be assigned as commandant of cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Moga is currently serving as deputy director of operations, U.S. Northern Command, Headquarters North American Aerospace Defense and U.S. Northern Command, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.

Current commandant — Maj. Gen. Michele C. Edmondson — will be assigned as commander, 2nd Air Force, Air Education and Training Command, at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. She has served as commandant since May 2019.

A change of command date has yet to be announced.
 

Bigrod

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From what I can gather most of the CW are excited but cautiously optimistic. My son says that he hopes some of the traditions come back since he’s a USAFA grad. Hopefully he restores the meaning of attending USAFA and the CW don’t feel they are attending a rotc program. My fingers are crossed he can do what Clark has done and show he’s really one of the team......
 

falcon25

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Hopefully he restores the meaning of attending USAFA and the CW don’t feel they are attending a rotc program.
What does this mean? Is USAFA generally seen as less military-like than the other academies in normal years, or is this just temporary due to COVID/commandant?
 

BuckeyeDad20

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The USAF itself is considered less military-like compared to other branches. There is a great joke about securing a building that illustrates this well. But it kinda depends on what "military-like" means. We do have fewer people crawling in the dirt or firing weapons. The mission of the unit, and the service have a huge impact on the culture and mentality of its people. That being said, the comment above about restoring USAFA traditions is likely addressing how traditions have been removed over time.

Some from the old days of the zoo are likely very good changes. But, there is a general belief that the pendulum swung to far and folks who look back on those traditions with fondness hope they are at least partially restored. Traditions range from formal training requirements, to Doolies barking out the menu at Mitch's to unofficial ones like first shirt, first snow.
 
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