Report: BGen Kristin Goodwin Newest USAFA Commandant, First Homosexual

UPDATE: Now covered at LifeSite news, with commentary by USAFA graduate and former Navy chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt.


UPDATE: Now covered at the Air Force Times, War is Boring, and by the US Air Force Academy.


The Colorado Springs Independent has reported [updated link] the US Air Force Academy announced BGen(S) Kristin Goodwin would be the incoming Commandant of Cadets, replacing BGen Stephen Williams.

Michael “Mikey” Weinstein found out about it and was miffed at USAFA for not making a bigger deal about it, and he said he was “thrilled” — all because Col Goodwin is a homosexual.

Col Goodwin has been in the news for years, and it has been widely reported that she has a “wife and two children”.  She would be only the second female USAFA Commandant.  Col Goodwin is a B-2/B-52 pilot and has been a wing commander — where her somewhat unique take on unit priorities was “people, mission, pride“.  She is also a USAFA ’93 graduate.

To their credit, USAFA reportedly made the announcement without mentioning her sexual practices — a fairly rare occurrence and one sure to be “corrected” once the news hits the mainstream press.

Col Goodwin’s promotion to Brigadier General (a prerequisite for the position) was only announced last week, as well, and her formal selection to the Commandant position has not yet been officially publicized.

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26 comments

  • Well, there goes the neighborhood as they say!

    • Yes “they” do indeed say that. Maybe do some research on where that phrase actually comes from..

  • robert g zepeck 65

    Another step into Hell for USAFA. HIghlighting someones sexual proclivities and preferences and somehow relating this to her abilities to perform her duties is disgraceful. The world is laughing at us. Trumpeting her sexual behavior ? For what reason? Does being homosexual make her a better leader? This quota mindset and libtard mindset must stop. USAFA is not, in the words of one of my classmates, a military school anymore.

  • I am sure the liberal media will soon express her sexual preferences especially the Colorado Independent which has a love affair with Mikey Weinstein. If anything will embolden our enemies, especially of Muslim nature, this will, and we will become the laughing stock of the nations by having a lesbian leader of a military academy! We can thank Barak Obama for most of this as he wanted to turn our educational systems and military into one huge social experiment.

    On Mikey’s own website Military Religious Freedom Foundation he is praising this move by the Air Force Academy as making progress. I commented on his website by asking him you call sinful behavior like homosexuality making progress. As someone who is “Jewish” he should know what the Old Testament says about homosexuality, but oh, he makes sures he prays three times a day like a good Jewish person should, but out of his own mouth he has said he said he is not sure if there is a god he is praying too in the first place. Mikey has no problem excoriating Christians yet all the way praising sinful behavior.

    In the end we need to pray for the salvation of both Mikey and this new gay commandant of the Air Force Academy, that they fall under the conviction of the Holy Spirit and give their lives over to Christ.

    • Your hateful and ignorant comments are the reason so many people today want nothing to do with Christianity…go away now.

  • Brig Gen select is a pretty good promotion regardless of her sexual orientation. USAF leadership obviously did not care and believed her to be honorable and well qualified for the Commandant position. I do not believe young people will/should not consider the USAF Academy as an option for them to pursue if the opportunity arises, regardless of what other people think of feel about her sexual preference. A free college education and a chance to serve ones county, even for a short commitment, is not something trivial to pass up. As JD said, Col Goodwin is a B-2/B-52 pilot and has been a wing commander, what better mentor could these students have?

    I was under the impression DADT was over with years ago and our services members are free to serve openly. Isn’t it well past time to move on for pete sake?

  • The Air Force had plenty of gay male generals who stayed in the closet because they wanted to serve. Allowing people to serve regardless of their sexual orientation was inevitable. As christians, God didn’t put us on this earth to judge our fellow man: John 8:7

    • @Nathan H
      At no time in the Bible does God command Christians to shrug their shoulders at the state of society, nor does our faith demand we stay out of the political process.

    • “plenty of gay male generals”…you don’t say … open or closed ? I must be blind and insensitive…

      ’54-80

  • The media reports saying she is a homosexual is exactly what makes this a failure for their cause. We shouldn’t know nor care what the sexual preference of someone in such a position is. The fact that they are singling this out just perpetulates segregation. The real win for her and for the LGBT community is if this wasn’t news because it means she’s no different than anyone else.

    Oh, and God’s not going anywhere. Muslims in Europe are converting in droves to Christianity since they can do so freely now. Oppression and persecution, what they lived under in the Middle East and what Christians are even facing here in the states is merely fuel to the fire.

    Years ago no one really talk about being a Christian. Now that it seems to be under attack, the college generation in particular is picking up on it. It’s the ultimate counter culture haha.

    • @Chris
      To be fair, the media reporting on her sexuality has been relatively benign. The Air Force Times made a single note that she had a “wife,” not much different than it would had it mentioned the family of a heterosexual Airman. The Air Force, for its part, hasn’t said anything about her sexuality.

      There are two groups making a big deal about this: Mikey Weinstein’s MRFF and homosexual advocacy groups. The MRFF views it as a stick in the eye to Christians, and homosexual advocacy groups seem more pleased that she’s homosexual than any of her other qualifications.

  • There was once a saying. Only Nixon could go to China. He was a rabid anti-commie, but made nice with the Reds. So now the bigots throw their arms around the new General. Next what? Maybe they will embrace medicare for all, climate change and taxes on the rich? Let us pray!!

  • Question, there is a line that reads, “USAFA reportedly made the announcement without mentioning her sexual practices — a fairly rare occurrence and one sure to be ‘corrected’ once the news hits the mainstream press.” I will agree that it will be ‘corrected’ once it hits the mainstream press’, but since when has mentioning sexual practices been the norm … unless caught cheating, visiting prostitutes, or being a member of the LGBT community? It is the norm to mention “married to (insert spouses name) with X number of kids, but never once have I read mention of someone being straight. I hope I’m not the first conservative Christian to congratulate BGen Goodwin on her promotion and new position. According to her bio, BGen Goodwin has had quite a career and I’m sure it will be quite a nice homecoming as she returns to her alma mater.

    • @Lee Proctor

      since when has mentioning sexual practices been the norm

      It is likely there are two contributing sources to this social norm: The homosexual community, which began trumpeting “A gay person is doing something!” a few years ago; The US government, which celebrates the “pride” of one particular kind of sexual practice every June. That’s kind of awkward, when you stop and think about it.

    • Lee,
      How can you be a conservative Christian and rejoice in a gay person in the leadership position that she is in where she can push a gay agenda, plus God does not recognize the marriage of any gay person.

  • As stated earlier, another sad day in America, as we spiral down the road of immortality…

  • Boom Shakalaka

    All “military academy’s” should close with the exception of The Military Academy. They are a drain on resources, and we can get better qualified and less spoiled officers from college ROTC programs.

  • Steven Schwartz

    @Boom “They are a drain on resources, and we can get better qualified and less spoiled officers from college ROTC programs.”

    If that were the case, why keep *any* of them open? There’s a lot of specialized knowledge that’s concentrated there that *can’t* be communicated easily via ROTC alone.

    Lopping the head off your educational facilities, whether you’re a country, a state, or an armed force, is usually a very short-sighted idea.

  • Federal law prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation in the military. Marriage equality is the law of the land. She’s qualified. Well qualified. Get over it.

  • There are at least two major criteria for being selected to become a “military commander”–technical professionalism in the officer’s career field, and sound, moral judgement for fairly deciding on UCMJ violations for those under command. This photo demonstrates the new brigadier general is unready and unfit for this commander position. She may have proven her worth as an effective bomber pilot, but she appears unready for being the “commander” of such a highly visible organization. Her Academy Commander and her Major Air Command Commander should be required to transfer her in a more suitable position. Her military bearing fails to show the high standard expected of all US military academy commandants of cadets. I cannot imagine how sloppy she must have been when being a previous wing commander; but, she now displays a style of being a sloppy dresser when it comes to shoes and uniform tailoring. Her allowing her uniform to get dirty while her knee touches the ground when picking up her daughter shows she is disrespectful of the professional image required of a general officer. She also displays a lack of leadership and discipline for not guiding her marriage partner to dress more appropriately for a public event. While we do not know about the kind of event this photo was taken, an AF General Officer in full uniform is expected to require her/his family to dress properly if they are going to be present, and in clear view of the public. She seems to believe she has it made, and does not need to sweat the small stuff of military traditions. I hope someone straightens her out as being BG (select) is not a guarantee the promotion will be finalized.

    • Your comment is ridiculous! You are now required to display a professional image and perfect military bearing 24 hours per day, seven days a week to include Christmas! Let me catch you for one second not in perfect compliance and you are gone…do you understand me? Had enough dumbass (I know, redacted)?

      Sorry JD, I could not help myself. :-|

  • She entered the USAF before “Don’t ask, don’t tell”. She lied to get in? Now she is responsible for the Honor Code.

    • Yes Dave, please note she is a BGen, get over it already, you ain’t gonna change a thing, thanks for sharing. :-|~

      Any comments about the O-6 at Tyndall trying to have sex with a 14 year old boy?

  • Homosexuality is a sin just like adultery and when we try to justify it as acceptable is when we get in trouble. God’s law doesn’t change and is immutable. To not call sin… sin will bring judgement upon our nation. I also think a strong argument can be made that we *are* being judged.

    There is good news!

    if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will *HEAL* their land.~2 Chronicles 7:14

  • Worshipping false gods is a sin just like adultery. when we try to justify it as acceptable is when we get in trouble. God’s law doesn’t change and is immutable. To not call sin… sin will bring judgement upon our nation. I also think a strong argument can be made that we *are* being judged.
    There is good news!
    if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will *HEAL* their land.~2 Chronicles 7:14

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