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U.S. Air Force Michelle Johnson to Give Talk Thursday

U.S. Air Force Lt. General Michelle JohnsonWabash College welcomes United States Air Force Lt. General Michelle Johnson to campus this week. General Johnson will give a special Chapel Talk at 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, September 7 in Pioneer Chapel. Her talk titled, “Open To What Can Be,” is free and open to the public.

General Johnson has been a true trailblazer in the United States Air Force. She received an appointment to the Air Force Academy and was a member of the second class of women to enroll there. She was a star basketball player at the Academy, a distinguished graduate, and received a Rhodes Scholarship to earn her master’s degree at Oxford.

Her military career is distinguished, including service as Deputy Chief of Staff of intelligence and operations at NATO command. As a pilot, she has served as Squadron and Wing Commander. She was the first woman to rise to the position of Superintendent of the United States Air Force Academy — a post she has just left.

While on campus Johnson will meet with a number of student, staff, and faculty leaders.