Who is Lt. Gen. Jay Sil­ve­ria?

• He grad­u­ated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1985. • In a 32-year ca­reer, Sil­ve­ria has flown more nearly 4,000 hours, in­clud­ing com­bat mis­sions over Iraq and the Balkans, ac­cord­ing to Stars and Stripes. • He is the Air Force Academy’s 20th su­perint

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“If you’re out­raged by those words, then you’re in the right place.”

“You should be out­raged not only as an air­man, but as a hu­man be­ing.”

“I would be naïve, and we would all be naïve, to think that ev­ery­thing is per­fect here.”

“This is our in­sti­tu­tion, and no one can take away our val­ues.”

“If you can’t treat some­one from an­other gen­der with dig­nity and re­spect, then you need to get out.”

“If you can’t treat some­one from an­other race, or dif­fer­ent color skin, with dig­nity and re­spect, then you need to get out.”

“I want you to video tape this so you have it, so you can use it.”

“We should have a civil dis­course, that’s a bet­ter idea.”

“We would also be tone deaf not to think about the back­drop of what is go­ing on in our coun­try.”

“If you de­mean some­one in any way, you need to get out.”

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