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Brigadier General Andrew Armacost

Dean of Faculty


Brigadier General Andrew Armacost
Contact Information

(719) 333-4270


Brig. Gen. Andrew P. Armacost is Dean of the Faculty, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo. He commands the 700-member Dean of Faculty mission partner and oversees the annual design and instruction of more than 500 undergraduate courses for 4,000 cadets in 32 academic disciplines. He also directs the operation of five support staff agencies and faculty resources involving more than $350 million.

General Armacost graduated with honors as an ROTC Distinguished Graduate from Northwestern University in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering. He is an experienced operations research analyst, supporting a variety of Air Force and joint projects. General Armacost joined the faculty at the U.S. Air Force Academy as an instructor of management after completing a Master of Science in operations research as a Draper Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was selected to return to MIT to pursue a Doctorate of Philosophy, completing his degree in operations research before resuming his teaching and research duties at the Air Force Academy. He later served as chief analyst at Air Force Space Command.

Prior to his current assignment, General Armacost was the Permanent Professor and Head of the Department of Management, commanding 38 military and civilian faculty members, responsible for all curriculum, personnel, budget, research and long-range planning.


Air War College, by correspondence (2007)

Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base (2003)

Doctor of Philosophy, Operations Research, MIT, Cambridge (2000)

Bachelor of Science, Industrial Engineering, Northwestern University (1989)

Master of Science, Operations Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1995)

Distinguished Graduate, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base (1996)

Professional Experience

Dean of the Faculty, U.S. Air Force Academy (2013-Present)

Permanent Professor and Department Head, Department of Management, U.S. Air Force Academy (2008-2013)

Chief Analyst and Division Chief, Analysis and Assessments, Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB (2007-2008)

Professor, Department of Management, U.S. Air Force Academy (2000-2007)

Student, MIT, Cambridge (1997-2000)

Instructor Department of Management, U.S. Air Force Academy (1995-1997)

Student and Draper Fellow, MIT, Cambridge (1993-1995)

Program Manager, Marine Corps Intelligence Center, Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom AFB (1992-1993)

Commander's Staff, Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom AFB (1991-1992)

Program Manager, Integration Test Facility, Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom Air Force Base (1989-1991)

Honors & Awards

Legion of Merit

Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster

Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster

Air Force Achievement Medal

Franz Edelman Laureate, INFORMSchievement Medal (2012)

George B. Dantzig Dissertation Award, Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) (2001)