To the left is her husband david robinson a retired major general. Robinson was born in woonsocket rhode island and raised in fairfield connecticut he is a 1976 honor graduate of the united states air force academy a career fighter and instructor pilot he flew combat support missions in the kc 135r during operation deny flight robinson has served as a squadron operations officer squadron commander and wing vice commander.
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Gen lori robinson husband. Her husband retired two star gen. 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. These are the books mentioned in gen.
David robinson was a pilot in the thunderbirds demonstration team. George howard of bartlett in 1981. Robinson is a united states air force lieutenant general who currently serves as the vice commander air combat command langley air force base va.
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. General robinson entered the air force in 1982 through the rotc program at the university of new hampshire. David robinson robinson and son eric sowell in honolulu.
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. Your husband was a top pilot in the air force and part of the elite. Lori robinson departs the ceremony at which she became commander of u s.
Daughter in law jacque travis grandchildren mya and ethan robinson. Retired four star general lori j. 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.
Courtesy photo university of new hampshire graduate lori howard is sworn in as a second lieutenant in the air force by her father col. Lori robinson s father george howard of jackson new hampshire. Robinson s discussion with jim jan.
Lori jean robinson born c. She was the first female officer in the history of the united states armed forces to command a major unified combatant command.