NDIA, WID Congratulate General Lori Robinson on Nomination to Serve as Commander of U.S. Northern Command

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Arlington, VA – Leadership from the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) and Women In Defense (WID), an affiliate of NDIA, today issued the following statements congratulating General Lori Robinson upon being named the nominee to lead U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM) and serve as the first woman to ever head a combatant command:


“The nomination of General Robinson to lead NORTHCOM is more than a nod to recognize that women are serving in important leadership roles, it signifies that women have the extensive strategic and operational experience to command at the highest levels of our military.” said NDIA President and CEO Gen. Craig McKinley, USAF (Ret.). “I send my congratulations to Lori on this extraordinary nomination.”


“I’m pleased General Robinson has been nominated to lead NORTHCOM, only one of six combatant commands in the United States military.” said Sid Ashworth, NDIA Board Chair. “She has proven herself to be an effective and respected leader and her impressive resume makes her an outstanding fit for this role. I join my colleagues in congratulating General Robinson on her nomination.”


“With this nomination, General Robinson will serve in one of the most senior positions in the military. She has led a remarkable and distinguished career in the Air Force and her nomination acknowledges that women continue to make significant contributions to our national security. On behalf of Women In Defense, I congratulate General Robinson, and look forward to her continued work as a role model for women in our space,” said Maj. Gen. Amy S. Courter, CAP/USAFX, Women In Defense National Board President.