First Woman Nominated to Lead U.S. Combatant Command

Posted March 22, 2016 at 5:29am

The New York Times reports that “the White House will nominate Gen. Lori J. Robinson of the Air Force to lead all military forces in North America, Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter said Friday. If confirmed by the Senate, General Robinson will become the first woman to head one of the United States combatant commands.”  

“’We have coming along now a lot of female officers who are exceptionally strong,’ Mr. Carter said in an interview with Politico. ‘Lori certainly fits into that category.’”  

“The Defense Department has six combatant commanders who oversee military operations in different regions of the world.”