AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — The first woman to lead the U.S. Air Force Academy is retiring after almost 4 years.
The school announced Thursday that Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson will step down this year. The date hasn't been announced.
Johnson hasn't disclosed her plans, but she's one of three finalists to become chancellor of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. The Air Force Academy is just outside Colorado Springs.
She was the academy's first female Rhodes scholar and was a varsity basketball player.
Later, she was a command pilot with more than 3,600 hours in different aircraft.