Shaheen Statement on Armed Services Committee Approval of General Lori Robinson to Lead U.S. Northern Command

April 26, 2016

**If confirmed in full Senate, General Robinson would be the first woman to lead a combatant command**

**Shaheen has had the opportunity to meet with General Robinson and question her in the Armed Services Committee**

[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) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the Senate Armed Services Committee approval of U.S. Air Force General Lori Robinson to serve as the commander of U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM).

“General Robinson’s years of dedicated service and tremendous leadership experience make her uniquely qualified to lead USNORTHCOM,” said Shaheen. “Having met with General Robinson, I’m confident in her ability to take on the many national security challenges facing our nation. I was proud to support her nomination in committee today and look forward to her confirmation in the full Senate.”

General Robinson is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and a former resident of Bartlett, New Hampshire. She has been nominated to serve as the commander of U.S. Northern Command, which oversees national security operations including the defense of U.S. air, land and sea. If confirmed, General Robinson would be the first woman to head a combatant command. She 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.