She has served in a variety of positions as an air battle manager including instructor and commander of the command and control operations division at the air force fighter weapons school and chief of tactics in the 965th airborne warning and control squadron. She assists the commander in organizing training equipping and maintaining combat ready forces for rapid deployment and employment while ensuring strategic air defense forces are ready to meet the challenges of peacetime air sovereignty.
Robinson is a united states air force lieutenant general who currently serves as the vice commander air combat command langley air force base va.
Husband general lori robinson. Air force usaf general who served 2016 18 as commander of north american aerospace defense command norad and united states northern command northcom becoming the highest ranking woman in united states military history. Retired four star general lori j. To date robinson is the first and only woman to achieve a four star general ranking.
Lori jean robinson born c. Your husband was a top pilot in the air force and part of the elite. Robinson discusses the future of democracy and offers leadership lessons from the.
And i happen to be a woman lori robinson is the first woman to lead a top tier u s. I m a general a commander an airman. Daughter in law jacque travis grandchildren mya and ethan robinson.
Robinson retired from the air force in july 2018 following a 36 year military career where she became the highest ranking woman in the department of the defense. 1959 is a retired united states air force general who served as commander of the united states northern command usnorthcom and commander of the north american aerospace defense command norad from may 2016 to may 2018. Robinson is married to lori robinson a retired four star general in the united states air force and the first female commander of a unified combatant command when she was named as commander of the united states northern command and north american aerospace defense command in may 2016.
She was the first female officer in the history of the. George howard of bartlett in 1981. For general robinson and her husband it made the most sense for her husband to leave his service after 17 years to join the reserves and the private sector.
David robinson robinson and son eric sowell in honolulu. Learn more about robinson s life and career. Courtesy photo university of new hampshire graduate lori howard is sworn in as a second lieutenant in the air force by her father col.
General robinson entered the air force in 1982 through the rotc program at the university of new hampshire. 33 55 if both of your careers come first. Spouse s major general david a.
Robinson is the former commander of norad and northcom.