Air Force finds 2 academy officials negligent


Military investigators say two senior officials at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., were negligent in statements they made about credentials of the school’s faculty.

Investigators also say they found no evidence that academy faculty are not qualified.

The Air Force inspector general disclosed the findings in a letter to David Mullin, a former professor at the academy whose complaint prompted the investigation.

The letter says Brig. Gen. Dana Born, the dean of faculty, was negligent in a statement she made to a newspaper. It says Col. Richard Fullerton, the vice dean of faculty, was negligent in a report submitted to an organization that accredits colleges.

An academy spokesman said Friday the school’s superintendent, Lt. Gen. Michael Gould, is reviewing the report. Born and Fullerton didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.