Wednesday, 29 March 2017 22:58

Lesbian Colonel Kristin Goodwin was appointed commandant of the U.S. Air Force Academy

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By appointing lesbian Colonel Kristin Goodwin as commandant, the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) made history.

Indeed, it is the first time that a woman from our community takes command of this academy.

But before, the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy prevented LGBT soldiers from serving openly.

She will succeed Brigadier-General Stephen Williams, will be promoted to the same rank, and will serve at the USAFA in Colorado Springs where she now lives with her wife and their two children.

Lieutenant-Colonel Allen Herritage, academy’s director of public affairs, congratulated Goodwin and praised her "outstanding service and leadership credentials."

He claims that her experience "strengthen the academy’s continued drive toward excellence."

A few years ago, Colonel Goodwin already made history by becoming the first woman to lead the 2nd Bomb Wing in Barksdale, Louisiana.