The White House has picked the first female general to head the Air Force in the Pacific, which will make her the first non-pilot to command air power in such a large theater of operation. Did you get that? "the first non-pilot to head the AIR FORCE???
The Pentagon announced this week that Air ForceLt. Gen. Lori J. Robinson has been nominated for promotion to four-star general and as commander of Pacific Air Forces, the Air Force component of U.S. Pacific Command. It is a major combatant command whose air, ground and naval forces have broad responsibility for security in the Asia-Pacific region. Her nomination was sent to the Senate for confirmation.
Officials said pilots historically have commanded Air Force war-fighting components for the Pacific and for U.S. Air Forces Europe; Air Forces Central, which covers the Middle East and Afghanistan; and the 1st Air Force, which is part of Northern Command and protects U.S. skies.
Gen. Robinson is not a career pilot. Her military profession is air battle manager. She has served aboard the Air Force’s surveillance aircraft, the E-3 AWACs and E-8 JSTARS, and she was nominated for a promotion amid a drive for more diversity in the Pentagon. Meaning...there are not enough qualified women in leadership positions so we will just appoint one that's not qualified in the name of "social justice"
A retired pilot said there is a reason the Air Force historically has put a pilot in charge of large combatant command Air Forces. Yeah, we know, but social justice or something....
“It is because you make operational decisions that require the understanding of what you are going to ask pilots to execute in combat where the wrong decisions mean the difference between life and death,” the retired pilot said. “Now her vice commander and director of operations will be rated fighter pilots, but still she makes the decisions.” This is the equivalent of appointing a receptionist in a doctors office to be a supervisor over the doctors because she works in the same environment as doctors do.
I am all for equal pay for equal work but there is nothing equal about this...why would you as a female, want to take a position that you know your subordinates will surely not respect you for...you have to earn respect and this how not to do it!