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Cadets aren’t the only members of the U.S. Air Force Academy family who are committed to Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in All We Do. The military officers and civilians who oversee each Mission Element of the Academy also exemplify these values.

From the Superintendent to the Director of Athletics to the 306th Flying Training Group commander, each leader is dedicated to the mission of developing air, space and cyber-minded leaders in service to the United States. Learn more about these leaders.

Lieutenant General Jay B. Silveria
Lieutenant General Jay B. Silveria


(719) 333-7731

Colonel Houston R. Cantwell
Colonel Houston R. Cantwell

Vice Superintendent

(719) 333-7731

Official photo of Chief Master Sergeant Sarah A. Sparks (HQ)
Chief Master Sergeant Sarah A. Sparks

Command Chief Master Sergeant

(719) 333-7693

Official photo of Brigadier General Letendre (HQ)
Brigadier General Linell A. Letendre

Dean of the Faculty

(719) 333-4508

Colonel Troy Harting
Colonel Troy Harting

Vice Dean of the Faculty

(719) 333-2468

Colonel Timothy W. Thurston II
Colonel Timothy W. Thurston II

Preparatory School Commander

(719) 333-2583

Colonel Dale E. Hetke
Colonel Joel R. DeBoer

Commander of the 306th Flying Training Group

(719) 333-3330

Official photo of Nathan Pine
Mr. Nathan Pine

Director of Athletics

(719) 333-4000

Official photo for Brigadier General Michele Edmondson
Brigadier General Michele C. Edmondson

Commandant of Cadets

(719) 333-4390

Official photo of Col. Hartless (10 ABW)
Colonel Brian S. Hartless

Installation Commander

(719) 333-1010

Official photo of CMST Johnson (CW)
Chief Master Sgt. Robert D. Johnson

Command Chief of the Commandant of Cadets

(719) 333-3485

Official photo of CMST Milligan (DF)
Chief Master Sgt. Sean Milligan

Chief, Dean of Faculty

(719) 333-8618