Brig Gen. Edmondson to assume command of cadet wing today

Brig. Gen. Michele Edmondson

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Brig. Gen. Michele Edmondson will assume command of the cadet wing at the Air Force Academy, 9 a.m. today near the class wall on the Terrazzo.

As commandant, Edmond­son will command the 4,000-member Cadet Wing and more than 200 Air Force and civilian personnel. Her responsibilities will include character and leadership development, military training, supervising cadet life activities, and providing facility and logistical support to all cadets.

Edmondson has a background in space operations and acquisitions, and comes to the Academy from the White House where she serves as the director of Space Policy, National Security Council. Before, she commanded the 81st Training Wing at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, where she led and provided technical training for 12,000 Airmen and civilians, Reservists and other Defense Department agencies, to create combat capabilities.

She holds masters’ degrees in strategic studies, national security affairs and organizational management, and a bachelor’s in aerospace engineering.

Edmondson was promoted to brigadier general in August 2018.