Following these assignments general robinson was director legislative liaison office of the secretary of the air force the pentagon washington d c. Air force lori robinson bec a m e the first female to lead a unified combatant command when she was assigned commander of united states northern command and north american aerospace defense command usnorthcom in 2016.
Lori jean robinson born c.
Lori robinson air force. Everybody wants to tell. 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.
Air force gen. Robinson has been nominated to lead northcom and if confirmed would. Central command southwest asia vice commander air combat command langley air force base virginia.
Peterson air force base colo. Robinson who retired from the u s. Robinson is a nonresident senior fellow in the center for security.
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 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. General robinson also served as the deputy commander u s.
Lori robinson leader of the pacific air forces one of its 100 most influential people for 2015 2016. Throughout her career lori j. To date robinson is the first and only woman to achieve a four star general ranking.
Northern command at a time when. Robinson entered the air force in 1982 through the rotc program at the university of new hampshire. Learn more about robinson s life and career.
Robinson became the first woman ever to lead a u s. Military combatant command friday taking over u s. 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.
Time magazine named gen. Air forces central command. Air force in 2018 and now serves on corporate boards and think tanks invited brutally honest feedback.
Deputy combined force air component commander u s. She was the first female officer in the history of the united states armed forces to command a major unified combatant command.