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Shaheen Meets with General Lori Robinson, a UNH Graduate Nominated to Be the First Woman to Lead a Combatant Command

**President Obama nominated Gen. Robinson to lead U.S. Northern Command**

[April 18, 2016 – U.S. Senator Shaheen (D-NH) and U.S. Air Force General Lori Robinson meeting in Senator Shaheen’s Washington, DC office]

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(Washington, DC) – This evening, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of both the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, met with U.S. Air Force General Lori Robinson to discuss her pending nomination to serve as the commander of U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM). USNORTHCOM oversees national security operations including the defense of U.S. air, land and sea. General Robinson, is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and a former resident of Bartlett, New Hampshire. If confirmed, General Robinson would be the first woman to head a combatant command.

“General Robinson’s impressive career and proven track record of leadership make her exceptionally well qualified to serve as the commander of USNORTHCOM,” said Shaheen. “Her nomination also represents a historic milestone for women in the military. Having met with General Robinson to discuss the national security challenges facing our nation, I am confident in her ability to effectively command USNORTHCOM.”

General Robinson is currently the commander of Pacific Air Forces which oversees the Air Force activities of more than 46,000 airmen. She entered the Air Force through the ROTC program at the University of New Hampshire in 1982.