It was announced last week that that Air Force Lt. Gen. Lori J. Robinson has been nominated for promotion to four-star general and as commander of Pacific Air Forces, the first woman to lead Pacific Command, and the first non-pilot assigned to that large a command. This comes after 32 years of service in the USAF and being the Vice Commander Air Force Air Combat Command. Her promotion also coincides with a drive by the Pentagon to promote more women, in light of the numerous sexual harassment scandals plaguing the armed services, especially the Air Force.
You can read her bio here: LIEUTENANT GENERAL LORI J. ROBINSON
General Robinson entered the Air Force in 1982 through the ROTC program at the University of New Hampshire. 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, as well as Chief of Tactics in the 965th Airborne Warning and Control Squadron. She has commanded an operations group, a training wing, an air control wing and has deployed as Vice Commander of the 405th Air Expeditionary Wing, leading more than 2,000 Airmen flying B-1 Lancer, KC-135 Stratotanker and E-3 Sentry in operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom. General Robinson was an Air Force Fellow at The Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., and served at the Pentagon as Director of the Secretary of the Air Force and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Executive Action Group. She has also been Deputy Director for Force Application and Support, Directorate of Force Structure, Resources and Assessment, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Following this General Robinson was Director, Legislative Liaison, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C and prior to assuming her current position General Robinson was the Deputy Commander, U.S. Air Forces Central Command; Deputy, Combined Force Air Component Commander, U.S. Central Command, Southwest Asia.
Needless to say, Conservatives are not happy.
From the Washington Times
“non-pilot to manage the air force? Isnt that like hiring a community activist to be president?”
“If this women had any courage or was a military person through and through, she would refuse this appointment because she is unqualified and dose not want to put our pilots (and all service members) at risk with her incompetence.
If she accepts this appointment, given solely because she’s a women (according to the WH and State Dept. themselves), then no officer should treat her with respect.”
So now we have a glorified air traffic controller as Commander of Pacific Air Forces.
Welcome to the PC military.
“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.”
Symbolism over substance, the liberal mantra.
My gaydar went off when I saw this homely woman the second I saw her.
She must be gay. That is the no. 1 qualification for any position in obama’s regime of frauds.
After all, it’s not really about commanding but political correctness and social engineering. All USAF pilots should refuse to fly until she is removed from that post.
And of course, on Twitter
Obama picks female, non-pilot general to head US Air Force in the Pacific. Next up: picking an aquaphobic to lead the Navy. #tcot
So the AF puts a non-flyer in charge of Pacific Air Force. That ought to cause some idiotic decisions. AF becoming a social experiment.
Feminizing, emasculating of military continues: female non-pilot now heads Air Force in Pacific. http://t.co/8P5NZhWnNx
But never forget, they support our troops.