Academy releases survey results

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- The Air Force Manpower Agency recently completed an Air Force Academy climate survey for all cadets and permanent party at the Air Force Academy.

While participation numbers for this survey were lower than in years past, Academy leadership will use the results with other surveys and performance data to capture a realistic view of the Academy's climate.

The majority of those who took the survey were satisfied with their experience at the Academy, felt socially accepted and felt physically safe on Academy grounds.

The survey also identified a perception that underage drinking is an area of concern and that some cadets feel that intercollegiate athletes received preferential treatment.

"We take these survey results seriously, and will use the data to continually improve the Academy's living and working environment," said Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould. "These are honest responses from our folks telling us how they feel about where they work and live. We will push these results to our commanders and supervisors to not only highlight the positive results but work on those areas of concern from this survey."