Air Force appoints first woman as superintendent of Air Force Academy

Associated Press
The Washington Post

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Maj. Gen. Michelle Johnson has been chosen to be the next superintendent of the Air Force Academy, the first woman to hold the job.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Johnson’s appointment Friday. Academy officials said the Senate must first approve her promotion to a three-star lieutenant general, the rank required to become superintendent.

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