Air Force Academy begins search for next Director of Athletics

Current AD retiring after upcoming academic year

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Air Force Academy is starting to search for their next Director of Athletics. A posting for the job appeared online Friday.

Dr. Hans Mueh, the current Director of Athletics, is retiring at the end of the upcoming academic year. It will be his 11th year as AD and 43rd overall year at the Academy. He was also an Air Force brigadier general before retiring from active duty in 2004.

The job posting for the next AD describes the position as, "The career opportunity of a lifetime! Direct the Athletics Department of the USAF Academy, one of our Nation’s premier military service academies – the hallmark for producing leaders of character in a culture of commitment and a climate of respect."

The Air Force Academy's athletics program came under fire earlier this month after The Colorado Springs Gazette reported, "U.S. Air Force Academy cadet athletes flouted the sacred honor code by committing sexual assaults, taking drugs, cheating and engaging in other misconduct at wild parties while the service academy focused on winning bowl games and attracting money from alumni and private sources in recent years."

Subsequently, Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson ordered an investigation into the athletics program.

The search for the next Director of Athletics will accept applications through September 16, according to the posting. It advertises an annual salary range of $152,606.00 to $167,000.00 and says the position will require secret security clearance.

Other requirements include U.S. citizenship, a bachelor's degree in a relevant field and relevant management experience.

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