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Air Force command nominee is 1st woman, non-pilot
The Washington Times ^ | July 17, 2014 | Rowan Scarborough

Posted on 07/17/2014 8:20:28 PM PDT by jazusamo

The White House has picked the first female general to head the Air Force in the Pacific, which will make her the first non-pilot to command air power in such a large theater of operation.

The Pentagon announced this week that Air ForceLt. Gen. Lori J. Robinson has been nominated for promotion to four-star general and as commander of Pacific Air Forces, the Air Force component of U.S. Pacific Command. It is a major combatant command whose air, ground and naval forces have broad responsibility for security in the Asia-Pacific region. Her nomination was sent to the Senate for confirmation.

Officials said pilots historically have commanded Air Force war-fighting components for the Pacific and for U.S. Air Forces Europe; Air Forces Central, which covers the Middle East and Afghanistan; and the 1st Air Force, which is part of Northern Command and protects U.S. skies.

Gen. Robinson is not a career pilot. Her military profession is air battle manager. She has served aboard the Air Force’s surveillance aircraft, the E-3 AWACs and E-8 JSTARS, and she was nominated for a promotion amid a drive for more diversity in the Pentagon.

A retired pilot said there is a reason the Air Force historically has put a pilot in charge of large combatant command Air Forces.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: hagel; lorirobinson; militarywomen; obama; pacificairforce; pc; usaf
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Gen. Robinson was nominated amid a diversity push by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and a general focus on women’s issues by the White House.

How PC of this administration with their social experiments.

1 posted on 07/17/2014 8:20:28 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

PC is going to get many people killed.


2 posted on 07/17/2014 8:22:06 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: jazusamo
What? She's not a lesbian?

That Hegel. What a homophobe.

Oops. Did I actually misspell Hagel?

3 posted on 07/17/2014 8:23:00 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: jazusamo

Is she black? Is she lesbian?

Important job qualifications, you know.


4 posted on 07/17/2014 8:23:18 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (cations, you know.)
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To: jazusamo

I have no doubt that there are women in the military with really great leadership skills.

But of the women I’ve known at field grade and above (and I’ve known quite a few) it was painfully obvious that their sex parts had a tremendous amount to do with their promotions.


5 posted on 07/17/2014 8:26:08 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: Graybeard58

Well, she isn’t black.


6 posted on 07/17/2014 8:27:18 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Frankly, I am more shocked that she isn’t a pilot.


7 posted on 07/17/2014 8:29:49 PM PDT by Lysandru
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To: Lysandru

Absolutely.


8 posted on 07/17/2014 8:31:32 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

This SAC, TAC, and AFSC veteran is laughing at you morons. Just wait until we have a real enemy. Wait, I’m not laughing now.


9 posted on 07/17/2014 8:33:20 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: jazusamo

It’s sickening. I am more shocked though she isn’t really a he.


10 posted on 07/17/2014 8:36:40 PM PDT by Phillyred
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11 posted on 07/17/2014 8:37:50 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Geez, this makes me angry!


12 posted on 07/17/2014 8:40:00 PM PDT by krunkygirl (force multiplier in effect...)
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To: jazusamo

Fooking ridiculous. ...

How gratifying to be given something you didn’t earn.


13 posted on 07/17/2014 8:40:03 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: jazusamo

dumb


14 posted on 07/17/2014 8:40:50 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Lysandru

why would that shock you knowing the President of the United States was a community organizer.


15 posted on 07/17/2014 8:41:05 PM PDT by fish hawk (no tyrant can remain in power without the consent and cooperation of his victims.)
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To: jazusamo
she was nominated for a promotion amid a drive for more diversity in the Pentagon.

We need to bring in a batch of those Honduran Children to help run the Pentagon. There's just too many old people who speak English and who can read and don't have TB.

16 posted on 07/17/2014 8:44:21 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: jazusamo

Air Force Lt. Gen. Lori J. Robinson is a “battle management specialist”. Wow, how impressive that is! And look at all those pretty ribbons that say she showed up for work on time, plays well in the sand box with others, and brushes her teeth every day. I certainly would want her making life or death decisions for me as a pilot — NOT.


17 posted on 07/17/2014 8:44:27 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: jazusamo
...she was nominated for a promotion amid a drive for more diversity in the Pentagon.

But she worked really hard for that second X chromosome!

18 posted on 07/17/2014 8:44:41 PM PDT by TChad (The Obamacare motto: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.)
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To: Graybeard58
Well - she's not black - can't speak for her proclivities


19 posted on 07/17/2014 8:45:04 PM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: capydick

w.t.fart are all of those pins and flags for on her uniform? Is that like AF code for “I am here to make up for Colorado Springs Christianity” or sump thin’ “?


20 posted on 07/17/2014 8:51:17 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: jazusamo

“she was nominated for a promotion amid a drive for more diversity in the Pentagon”

She has no qualifications for the position. She is an affirmative action candidate who will make things worse.


21 posted on 07/17/2014 8:51:53 PM PDT by detective
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To: jazusamo; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; ...

Active Duty ping.


22 posted on 07/17/2014 8:54:22 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: jazusamo

How is it possible to be a freaking four-star general in the AIR FORCE and not be a PILOT?!

How can she even look her own staff in the eyes?

This is madness.


23 posted on 07/17/2014 8:56:10 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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and she was nominated for a promotion amid a drive for more diversity in the Pentagon.

If she had any pride at all in her profession, she would turn down this promotion based only on the fact that the WH is admitting that she is being nominated not because she is qualified (which she might be) but because they need diversity at the Pentagon.

What an insult to her accomplishments (whatever they might be).

24 posted on 07/17/2014 8:57:49 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Talisker

This sure ain’t Sparta.


25 posted on 07/17/2014 8:59:00 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: P-Marlowe; xzins

That’s correct...By precedent she’s not qualified for this command because she isn’t a pilot but she may be well qualified for a command in her field.


26 posted on 07/17/2014 9:02:56 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Stupid is as stupid does


27 posted on 07/17/2014 9:03:43 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: jazusamo

An AF 4 star and no gray hair? Did they rush her up the ranks at ludicrous speed?

Are they rushing them all up the ranks now?


28 posted on 07/17/2014 9:04:28 PM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: jazusamo

I hope Obama gave consideration to all the muslim transgendered candidates.


29 posted on 07/17/2014 9:07:15 PM PDT by boycott
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To: jazusamo
Do you wonder if there are any Admirals in the navy that can't operate a ship? Any Marines Generals that didn't qualify with a Rifle?

Up is down and good is evil. Lord help us.

30 posted on 07/17/2014 9:07:49 PM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: jazusamo

University of New Hampshire is known for pumping out great generals. /s


31 posted on 07/17/2014 9:11:28 PM PDT by boycott
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To: jazusamo

More orchestrated humiliation.

What a COS.


32 posted on 07/17/2014 9:14:57 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: jazusamo; xzins

The government basically downplayed her real accomplishments and gave her this job only because they wanted diversity. They didn’t care about whether or not she was qualified, they only cared that she wasn’t a white guy.

Again, if she had any pride in that uniform, she would turn down the “promotion” and indicate that she would not want to take a position where anyone would question her abilities and in this case, because the reason for her promotion was stated by the White House to be diversity rather than competency, that she is turning it down.

But I’m guessing that the only reason she was promoted to General in the first place was because she was a woman. She is obviously more than happy to ride the affirmative action elevator to the top.


33 posted on 07/17/2014 9:15:49 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: jazusamo

Lori Robinson
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lori_Robinson

Effective dates of promotion[edit]
US-O1 insignia.svg Second Lieutenant May 24, 1981
US-O2 insignia.svg First Lieutenant September 11, 1983
US-O3 insignia.svg Captain September 11, 1985
US-O4 insignia.svg Major January 1, 1994
US-O5 insignia.svg Lieutenant Colonel July 1, 1998
US-O6 insignia.svg Colonel August 1, 2002
US-O7 insignia.svg Brigadier General July 22, 2008
US-O8 insignia.svg Major General May, 2011
US-O9 insignia.svg Lieutenant General May 20, 2013


34 posted on 07/17/2014 9:18:15 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: jazusamo

Stupid


35 posted on 07/17/2014 9:26:30 PM PDT by Rannug ("all enemies, foreign and domestic")
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

The 0bama administration has been very good to her, from Brigadier General to four star in six years if she’s confirmed.


36 posted on 07/17/2014 9:27:55 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

I’m gonna go watch Battle Los Angeles.


37 posted on 07/17/2014 9:29:43 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: P-Marlowe

She is a Fellow of the Brookings Institution.

That, in and of itself, puts her beyond the pale as a Flag Officer.

Just my opinion of course.


38 posted on 07/17/2014 9:46:18 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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She is a Fellow of the Brookings Institution.

Isn't that an insane asylum?

39 posted on 07/17/2014 9:48:34 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: P-Marlowe

Yes.

But a very profitable one.


40 posted on 07/17/2014 9:53:41 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: jazusamo

Just waiting for Bowe Bergdahl to be promoted General and Chairman of JCS.


41 posted on 07/17/2014 9:59:14 PM PDT by Argus
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To: capydick

That’s a lot of fruit salad (that I cannot decipher) for someone who probably has never discharged any kind of weapon in anger.


42 posted on 07/17/2014 10:24:38 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: jazusamo

1st woman, non-pilot, chairman (or whatever), is parallel to 1st African, non-accomplished, president. So, I guess it’s business as usual?


43 posted on 07/17/2014 10:39:13 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great -- until it happens to YOU..)
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To: Argus
pJust waiting for Bowe Bergdahl to be promoted General and Chairman of JCS.

Now that's funny. On second thought, no, it isn't. It hurts too much to be funny.

44 posted on 07/17/2014 10:41:34 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great -- until it happens to YOU..)
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To: P-Marlowe
But I’m guessing that the only reason she was promoted to General in the first place was because she was a woman. She is obviously more than happy to ride the affirmative action elevator to the top.

You know, I thought I thought I knew what the word "sick" meant; but you have just written a new definition for it.

45 posted on 07/17/2014 10:50:16 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great -- until it happens to YOU..)
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To: capydick

By the look of her, a switch-hitter.


46 posted on 07/17/2014 10:52:21 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great -- until it happens to YOU..)
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To: jazusamo; Texas Eagle

The pRESIDENT’s 1st Secretary of the AF was an open homo whose 1st priority wasn’t maintaining air superiority over the Russians and Chinese but making sure that the AF was welcoming to deviants.


47 posted on 07/17/2014 11:03:51 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where?)
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To: P-Marlowe; All

To command a nuke carrier, you HAVE to qualify as a plain, ole ordinary nuclear engineer that has qualified on the power plant, just like every other ensign does. Admittedly, not many chiefs are going to reject a signature for a captain when he needs to sign off on a operational question, BUT HE WILL HAVE TO TURN THE VALVES every time, the right way, at the right time.

So.

Why can she NOT qualify as a pilot?

Why can she NOT fly a plane? I didn’t say “fighter pilot” or bomber pilot?

I said “pilot” - even if as a civilian-not military with 100% eyeballs and full shooting pilot?


48 posted on 07/17/2014 11:15:29 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

I just don’t believe these affirmative action military leaders can be trusted to make prudent decision when the bombs are falling.

If she were the most experienced and qualified person for the position, I would have no problem with this promotion.

But obviously she is far from it.


49 posted on 07/17/2014 11:21:04 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Talisker

Well, we have a non-veteran Commie for Commander In Chief, why not a non-pilot as head of the Air Force? Next they will place someone who gets seasick as head of the Navy, as long as they meet the diversity “qualifications.”


50 posted on 07/18/2014 12:02:07 AM PDT by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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