The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent our advertisers

Monday, March 21, 2016

Subject: Carter Nominates 1st Female Combatant Commander

Air Force Gen. Lori Robinson was named by Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on Friday as the nominee to head Northern Command, which would make her the first woman leader of a combatant command in the history of the U.S. military.

Carter also said that Army Gen. Vincent Brooks, now head of U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC), had been chosen to take over command of U.S. Forces Korea. He would replace Army Gen. Curtis M. "Mike" Scaparrotti, who has been named to become the next NATO Supreme Commander and head of European Command.

At a breakfast session with Politico, Carter said that President Obama had signed off on approving the nominations of both Robinson and Brooks.



Anonymous said...

Not taking anything away from General Robinson - think about this though...:

Bad precedent - no earlier combat command experience?!
No command of a squadron or wing in a combat environment?!

Wait till she has four stars then put her in charge...

I'd like to see things from your point of view Mr SecDef; but I can't get my head that far up my @$$!

USMC retired!

Anonymous said...

And nobody laughs.

Anonymous said...

Send them all on a two week, 200 mile hike on 1/3 rations with an 80 pound load in 35 to 110 degree temps and then have them give us a call.