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    Air Force General in Charge of Special Operations Command Nominated to Head Service Academy

    President Joe Biden has nominated the head of Special Operations Command to become the next superintendent of the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

    Lt. Gen. Tony Bauernfeind's nomination from the White House came last week, less than 18 months into his role leading the service's air commandos, and the Senate is now tasked with confirming him. In a press release Monday, the three-star general — who graduated from the academy in 1991 — said he is honored by the president's selection.

    “I am humbled by the nomination to be the 22nd superintendent of our academy,” Bauernfeind said in the release. “The opportunity to develop warfighters, leaders of character and quality, and critical thinkers for our Air Force and Space Force is an honor.”

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    Bauernfeind took over Air Force Special Operations Command, or AFSOC, in December 2022. During his short tenure, the command has faced a wide range of situations, including ongoing maintenance issues with the CV-22 Osprey; the recovery of eight air commandos who were killed in a crash off the coast of last year; and most recently, the death of Senior Airman Roger Fortson at the hands of police on May 3.

    Bauernfeind's nomination came the same week that he spoke at Fortson's funeral and as he works to support both the airman's family and his fellow special operations…

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