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Lieutenant General Mike C. Gould


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Lieutenant General Mike C. Gould

  • Former Superintendent of U.S. Air Force Academy.
  • Retired three-star general and highly decorated Air Force officer.
  • Former Air Force aide to the President of the United States.
  • Command pilot with 3261 flying hours.

Current Occupation:

  • Speaker and consultant.

Career Highlights:

  • Superintendent of U.S. Air Force Academy (2009-2013).
  • Chairman, Mountain West Conference Board of Directors (2010).
  • Director, operations and plans, U.S. Transportation Command, Scott AFB (2008-2009).
  • Commander, 2nd Air Force, Keesler AFB (2005-2008).
  • Senator Ted Stevens Leadership Award, USAF's Top NAF Commander (2007).
  • Deputy Commander, 3rd Air Force, Royal Air Force, Mildenhall, England (2004-2005).
  • Commander, Cheyenne Mountain Operations Center (2000-2002).
  • Commander, 97 Mobility Wing, Altus AFB, OK (1998-2000).
  • Senior military assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force (1996-1998).
  • Commander, 22 Air Refueling Wing, McConnell AFB, KS (1997-1998).
  • Commander, 97 Operations Group, McGuire AFB, NJ (1995-1996).
  • Air Force aide to the President (1990-1992).
  • Ten Outstanding Young Men of America (1985).
  • Physical education instructor, assistant men's golf coach, head prep-school football coach and T-41 instructor pilot at the U.S. Air Force Academy (1981-1985).
  • Assistant football coach, U.S. Air Force Academy (1976-1977).
  • 3-time football letterman for U.S. Air Force Academy (1973, 1975, 1976).
  • Distinguished Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters.
  • Defense Superior Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters.
  • Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster.
  • Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster.
  • Air Force Commendation Medal.
  • Air Force Achievement Medal.
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.

Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in behavioral science, U.S. Air Force Academy (1976).
  • Master's degree in human resource development, Webster University (1986).

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College Football Playoff Selection Committee Members

Jeff Long (chair)
Barry Alvarez Lt. Gen. Mike Gould Pat Haden Tom Jernstedt
Oliver Luck Archie Manning Tom Osborne Dan Radakovich
Condoleezza Rice Mike Tranghese Steve Wieberg Tyrone Willingham

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