Senate confirms next Academy Superintendent

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U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. – The U.S. Senate has confirmed Lt. Gen. Richard M. Clark as the next superintendent of the Air Force Academy.

Clark, a 1986 Academy graduate, will direct the school’s undergraduate academic program, cadet military and athletic training and character development, leading to a bachelor’s degree and a commission as a second lieutenant upon graduation.

"It is a tremendous honor to be confirmed to serve as the next superintendent of the Air Force Academy,” Clark said. “Knowing that I now have the privilege to build on Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria’s exceptional leadership in educating, training, and inspiring young men and women to become leaders in the Air and Space Forces is truly humbling. 

Clark has served as the Academy’s commandant of cadets and commanded at all levels up to the numbered Air Force. His expertise as a pilot ranges from bomber to air refueling to currently the nuclear enterprise for the Air Force.   

“I look forward to once again being part of the institution that has provided me so many opportunities,” he said. “Go Falcons!"

General Clark will follow General Silveria, who has committed 35 years of service to the nation and the Air Force and commanded the Academy since August 2017. His official retirement date will be announced.