28th commandant of cadets assumes command of Cadet Wing

Brig. Gen. Kristin Goodwin, the commandant of cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy, speaks during her assumption of command ceremony, May 15, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)

Brig. Gen. Kristin Goodwin, the commandant of cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy, speaks during her assumption of command ceremony, May 15, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jason Gutierrez)

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. --

Brig. Gen. Kristin Goodwin took charge of the Cadet Wing at the Air Force Academy May 15 when Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson handed her the CW’s guidon during an assumption of command ceremony.

As commandant, Goodwin now commands a 4,000-member cadet wing, as well as a staff of more than 200 Airmen and civilians who manage cadet character and leadership development, military training, logistics and facilities and daily activities.

Goodwin, a 1993 Academy graduate, spoke to the Cadet Wing, senior leaders, Academy faculty and staff, visiting dignitaries and graduates, about the lessons she’s learned during her nearly 24 years in the Air Force.

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