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Female General To Lead U.S. Northern Command by Nobody: 5:20pm On May 06, 2016
The United States Senate has confirmed an Air Force general to be the first female officer to lead one of the military's warfighting commands.

By voice vote late Thursday, the Senate approved Gen. Lori Robinson to be commander of U.S. Northern Command. The command is responsible for preventing attacks against the United States.

She has been serving as commander of Pacific Air Forces in Hawaii. She joined the Air Force in 1982 after graduating from the University of New Hampshire.

Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire says Robinson is a trailblazer with the dedication and experience to succeed at Northern Command.

The Senate also confirmed Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti to be the top American commander in Europe and Army Gen. Vincent Brooks to lead U.S. forces in Korea.
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/senate-confirms-first-female-officer-for-warfighting-command/

Re: Female General To Lead U.S. Northern Command by ourkobo: 5:21pm On May 06, 2016
I dey come
Re: Female General To Lead U.S. Northern Command by Ayeesharh(f): 5:25pm On May 06, 2016
Brb
Re: Female General To Lead U.S. Northern Command by chikel2000(m): 5:26pm On May 06, 2016
What a man can do....... (A lady should complete this)
Re: Female General To Lead U.S. Northern Command by Nobody: 5:27pm On May 06, 2016
It's a historic achievement. Congrats to her and her family.

Who knows, she could be the chair of the Joint Chiefs in the future.
Re: Female General To Lead U.S. Northern Command by Nobody: 5:35pm On May 06, 2016
In addition to her role as commanding general of the Northern command, she will also be the head of NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense).
Re: Female General To Lead U.S. Northern Command by Nobody: 10:21am On May 07, 2016
cool
Re: Female General To Lead U.S. Northern Command by Nobody: 11:08am On May 14, 2016
Air Force Gen. Lori J. Robinson on Friday became the first woman to lead a top-tier U.S. warfighting command when she took charge of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command in Colorado.

Robinson - one of just two female four-star generals in the Air Force - was "the clear and obvious choice," said Defense Secretary Ash Carter, who attended the change of command ceremony in a vast hangar at Peterson Air Force Base. Outside, a row of cannons fired a 19-gun salute.

Carter praised Robinson's extensive experience and her skill as a strategic thinker capable of making split-second, life-and-death decisions. Her promotion shows the U.S. has female officers qualified for the most senior positions, he said.

"I do hope - well, I know - there are more in her wake, more female officers in her wake," Carter said.

Robinson is an inspiration to female cadets at the nearby Air Force Academy, said Academy Superintendent Michelle Johnson, a three-star general and the first woman to head the school. "They appreciate seeing somebody that they can aspire to," Johnson said after the ceremony.

Robinson's family has deep roots in the Air Force. Her husband, David Robinson, is a retired two-star general and was a pilot in the Thunderbirds demonstration team. A daughter, 2nd Lt. Taryn Ashley Robinson, was fatally injured in a pilot training crash months after graduating from the Air Force Academy. She died in January 2006, four weeks before her 23rd birthday.

One of her new commands, the North American Aerospace Defense Command or NORAD, is a joint U.S.-Canada operation that defends the skies over both nations and monitors sea approaches. It's best known for its Cold War-era control room deep inside Cheyenne Mountain - now used only as a backup - and for its wildly popular NORAD Tracks Santa operation on Christmas Eve, fielding calls from children asking for Santa's whereabouts.

Her other command, Northern Command, is responsible for defending U.S. territory from attack and helping civilian authorities in emergencies. It was created after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Robinson has an extensive background in command and control, the science of orchestrating military operations across a broad area. In her previous job, commander of Pacific Air Forces, her area of responsibility spanned more than half the globe.

"You're dealing with a lot of countries, a lot of the air forces in the Pacific, China being one of them," said Darryll Wong, a retired Air Force major general and Hawaii's former adjutant general. "She had to be a fast learner."

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/us-air-force-general-lori-robinson-norad-first-woman-leader/
Re: Female General To Lead U.S. Northern Command by Nobody: 11:43am On May 14, 2016
The difference is clear.

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Re: Female General To Lead U.S. Northern Command by Nobody: 11:46am On May 14, 2016
NaijaTalkTown:
The difference is clear.
Wow. 4 key European countries appointed women as Defense ministers!!
The US will likely join them next year if Hillary wins in November.
Re: Female General To Lead U.S. Northern Command by Nobody: 11:55am On May 14, 2016
CFCman:

Wow. 4 key European countries appointed women as Defense ministers!!
The US will likely join them next year if Hillary wins in November.
They don't look like Defense Ministers. They look like housewives.

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Re: Female General To Lead U.S. Northern Command by Nobody: 12:13pm On May 14, 2016
NaijaTalkTown:
They don't look like Defense Ministers. They look like housewives.
cheesy
Re: Female General To Lead U.S. Northern Command by mazeltov(m): 2:01pm On May 14, 2016
NaijaTalkTown:
The difference is clear.
Yes the difference is clear in visible but squeezing face like Buhari's shit doesn't make one a good defense minister and putting on smilling face doesn't make one clueless defense minister.
Re: Female General To Lead U.S. Northern Command by Nobody: 3:14pm On May 14, 2016
Fp

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