Academy Celebrates Military, Academic Career of Former Dean Armacost at Retirement Ceremony

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Brigadier Gen. Andy Armacost said goodbye to the Air Force Academy Sept. 13.

You could tell it wasn’t easy for the school’s former dean or his family, friends and coworkers to accept, but there he was, capping-off a 30-year military career with an official retirement ceremony in Arnold Hall.

Armacost was more than just “popular” as the Academy’s leading academic. His low-key charisma, egalitarian spirit and concern for cadets and their education was esteemed by staff and cadets. His commander’s calls typically began with several minutes of exuberant cheers from cadets and faculty alike.

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