Academy’s New Cadet Commandant on War Footing

Brig. Gen. Susan Desjardins tells the Colorado Springs Gazette that warfighting motivation “needs to be instilled much farther down the line.” She does not believe a cadet should wait until reaching his or her first assignment or later to learn how “to go the distance to fight and win this war.” The 1980 US Air Force Academy graduate comes to the academy from command of the 437th Airlift Wing, Charleston AFB, S.C.