General Armacost Visits The Prep School
Brigadier General Armacost, the current Dean at the Academy stopped by the Prep School earlier this week.
Some background on Brigadier General Armacost;
General Armacost graduated with honors as an ROTC Distinguished Graduate from Northwestern University in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering. He is an experienced operations research analyst, supporting a variety of Air Force and joint projects. General Armacost joined the faculty at the U.S. Air Force Academy as an instructor of management after completing a Master of Science in operations research as a Draper Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was selected to return to MIT to pursue a Doctorate of Philosophy, completing his degree in operations research before resuming his teaching and research duties at the Air Force Academy. He later served as chief analyst at Air Force Space Command.
Prior to his current assignment, General Armacost was the Permanent Professor and Head of the Department of Management, commanding 38 military and civilian faculty members, responsible for all curriculum, personnel, budget, research and long-range planning.
Brig. Gen. Andrew P. Armacost is Dean of the Faculty, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo. He commands the 700-member Dean of Faculty mission partner and oversees the annual design and instruction of more than 500 undergraduate courses for 4,000 cadets in 32 academic disciplines. He also directs the operation of five support staff agencies and faculty resources involving more than $350 million.
During his time with the C/C's he spoke about what they can expect of the academic curriculum next year and what the Academy offers them in academics.
Did you know, the average credits a Cadet at the Academy will complete by Graduation is 140 - 148 credits, with the average of 5-6 classes a semester.
At the end the C/C's also had the opportunity to ask him questions both with the class and one-on-one.
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