Skip to comments.Air Force command nominee is 1st woman, non-pilot
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 Forces 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.
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How PC of this administration with their social experiments.
PC is going to get many people killed.
That Hegel. What a homophobe.
Oops. Did I actually misspell Hagel?
Is she black? Is she lesbian?
Important job qualifications, you know.
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.
Well, she isn’t black.
Frankly, I am more shocked that she isn’t a pilot.
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.
It’s sickening. I am more shocked though she isn’t really a he.
Geez, this makes me angry!
Fooking ridiculous. ...
How gratifying to be given something you didn’t earn.
why would that shock you knowing the President of the United States was a community organizer.
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.
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.
But she worked really hard for that second X chromosome!
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’ “?
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