Skip to comments.Non-Pilot to be New Commander of US Air Force in Pacific (And no combat experience)
Posted on 07/21/2014 8:04:26 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
The POSs destruction of the U.S. military continues, and Congress will not do a thing to stop it. Why? Because the new commander-nominee is a woman.
If a woman wants to be Commander of USAF Pacific, all she has to do is to be a career combat pilot. But Lori Robinson is not. Her nomination is rank politics the Lefts ideology of Affirmative Action over competence and training.
Instead of achievement or performance criteria, the U. S. military under Obama is making personnel decisions based on political criteria of diversity.
The latest case in point:
Although all previous Air Force combatant commanders in active large theaters of operation the Pacific, Europe and Central Command have been combat pilots, for the first time a non-career pilot has been nominated to be Commander of the U. S. Air Force in the Pacific.
(Excerpt) Read more at tomohalloran.com ...
Well, the C in C has no experience in anything except agitation. It follows he would only want fellow incompetents around him.
“Diversity” is just a fancy commie lib way of saying mediocrity.
We’re close to having a lezzbian “Chairman” of JCS...
We know this crowd, If you sit to pee you get 25 extra points, and if you are black as well you move to the front of the line. Everyone else needs to demonstrate and document experience and qualification.
More undermining through affirmative-action/equal-opportunity. Whatever happen to merit? Oh...that’s bullying.
and if your a male, it's 30 points!
Have you seen this?
What worries me is that if we get a Republican President, there won’t be a housecleaning.
The next terrorist attack will be devastating.
Actually she is married. To a retired Major General.
What worries me is that if we get a Republican President, there wont be a housecleaning.
Libs have infested/infiltrated every level of all Government agencies.
She is a tube rat from the AWACs community, but she only has 900 flight hours. I am guessing at least 200 of that would be in basic flight officer and platform training. In that community one would think she would have thousands of hours. She has less than an average junior officer would have after their first tour.
Are we sure she has all of her female parts? Just sayin’, you never know these days with our military.
Over 30 years on active duty. Looking at her bio, less than 3 years of that was operational. That explains only 900 hours of flight time. That kind of operational deficit would keep you from making O-5 in the Navy.
Were Flo from Progressive and Captain Obvious in the running?
I was going to give her the benefit of the doubt until I saw only 900 flight hours and only one overseas tour. What a joke
Obama is looking for someone to command , Operation Reunite ,to airlift all those families `to the US
Merit and competence are irrelevant today.
The only question is “Will you help Obama destroy America?”
Rewarding incompetence is the new thing, sort of like affirmative action on steroids... look what it did for Venezuela. lol
Affirmative Action. What a concept. The next step is the male gender wanting to get pregnant just to get the thrill of the experience. The Peter Principle.
Active Duty ping.
‘I’m Lori. Fly me.’
What airline was that? American?
And, ‘We really move our tails for you.’ Braniff?
The stews were hot too. General Lori might not make the cut.
I guess that was really sexist.
So sue me.
I wasn’t referring to her, speifically, just speculating on where we seem to be headed...
That is just the point 0 is making the best Military in the world into a meals on wheels, and a gay friendly place. My dad is turning over in his grave. WW2, put OUR flag back up on a telegraph pole with a PFC when Mac retook Corrigidor The ROCK, under sniper fire, both earned Bronze Stars, official ceremonial flag raising was 2 weeks later. The first flag is lost.
My BIL was part of Merrill’s original band, fought through to Michiana, he too is turning over in his grave, as are our Founding Fathers.
This is NOT the America I grew up in. TEARS! I pity our grands and great grands in what they will inherit!
I guess that’s the equivalent of promoting a non-line officer to head up a Naval Fleet.
She isn’t considered a line officer is she? Any other pedigree we should know other than she’s not a career combat pilot (a no biggie in my book).
Admittedly, this is from Wiki, but here’s a list of her awards:
Air Force Distinguished Service ribbon.svg Distinguished Service Medal
US Defense Superior Service Medal ribbon.svg Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit ribbon.svg Legion of Meritwith two oak leaf clusters
Bronze Star ribbon.svg Bronze Star
Defense Meritorious Service ribbon.svg Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service ribbon.svg Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal ribbon.svg Aerial Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation ribbon.svg Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
US Defense Superior Service Medal ribbon.svg Defense Superior Service Medal
How did she get a Bronze Star and Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters? Certainly there should be some public record of those awards.
There is nothing unmanly about sitting down. I have been doing it for years on the advice of my doctor. Actually he didn’t specifically tell me to sit down but he did advise me that due to the problems with my back I should avoid heavy lifting.
Can anyone show me where she is a pilot? Where on this biographical info does it say she ever flew a plane? She has no service medals from Enduring Freedom. She has never been near a combat zone. What she is is a desk officer. It is a joke and a disservice to any combat officer with the same rank this person has that she will command the Pacific Air Forces. What a damn joke.
Obama keeps putting these unqualified people in positions because he had no experience whatsover when morons put him in the White House. To him experience for the job never enters the equation. Only political correct hogwash. After her stint commanding the Pacific Air Forces look for her to be the next Air Force Chief Staff.
She shuffled paper like no one's business. Then there was that paper cut...
Probably a movie deal in the works
Papercut of Valor, where she not only saves the world several times before breakfast but single-handedly turns macho men into metrosexuals!
I want to be King & Pope.
John Kerry’s illegitimate daughter?
Once again, Barry is playing politics with our security. And this will LOWER morale, too, but THAT’S BEEN BARRY’S MISSION FROM DAY ONE.
And don’t tell me that it is not done intentionally to denigrate the Armed Services.
“We really move our tails for you.”
That was from a Continental Airlines commercial. Back in the days when air travel was actually a pleasant experience.
And no TSA!
So. Whether warranted or not, how many good pilots and others will decide to retire or just hang it up because of this appointment.
She may be the best person in the history of air warfare for the job, but the fact that Obama’s trolls picked her is an automatic 6 strikes against her.
I guess we know where the attack is going to come from......
Past time for a coup.
I still have some modicum of hope..
Good point. There wasn’t last time if I recall correctly.
i knew it was going to be a woman before even clicking the link
but you can assured... she’s aligned with the left
expect to see more of this in all leadership ranks across all branches
El Supremo Douche needs the military to be Douche friendly
as a software contractor, i flew to job sites 2-4 times a week for 4+ years.
1.5 hr flights (many were 5 hrs+)
avg 4.5 hrs per week...
900 hrs in 4 yrs
can i apply for the position?
I finished my first J.O. tour as an O-3 with 1100 hours and that was in fighters. We got a fraction of the hours the E-2 guys got. Then again my first tour looks longer than her operational time for her 30 year career.
We are so screwed.
It is disgraceful.
A black woman was recently promoted to a full four star admiral. I remembered a while back (six months-year ago maybe?) when her “promotion” was announced, I looked up the service record summary of all the three stars that were eligible, just to see who she was being jumped over.
I wish I had saved that post.
I think there were 10 or 15 of them, and the difference in experience when compared to her were stunning. I actually listed all of them in the post without names, including hers.
I asked the rhetorical question: just looking at the resumes, who would be the best and worst candidates. When looked at in that fashion, blinded, the top flag officers were apparent.
But even more striking was the gulf between the bottom resume (which was hers) to even the next one up.
Disgraceful. It is things like this that make me think of liberals as domestic enemies of the United States.
I believe she comes from the AWACS (E-3) command and control force and is very well regarded by several bomber guys I know.
Interesting people think she came from the AWACS community. Fact is she started as a wapons cntroller at Homestead before she went to AWACS. We are called wapons controllers, Ground Control Intercept (GCI) cntrollers or Tactical Radar Controllers. In Vietnam our job was to take fighters from the base out to the Forward Air Controller (FAC) and bring them back. You had to vector them around the artillery and try to keep them out of the worst of the weather. The F-100’s had no radar so they well appreciated what we did. We also did the tanker join-ups for the strikes going into North Vietnam. Sounds simple but can be fun because you turn the tanker in front of the fighters in the anchor so the fighters can minimize their turning before they go to the target. In AWACS they do they same thing only sitting in the back of the E-3. I have no idea where she got her medals. The late Colonel Moody Suter used to grumble because he noticed that weapons controllers had little upward progression and most were separated by the time they made Major. That’s because the battle management jobs went to rated officers. In spite of the fact that the controllers had been doing battle management almost their entire careers while the pilots view of the world was from the cockpit. Moody was the creator of something called Red Flag at Nellis, Warrior Prep in Germany and other similar activities. I can tell you that the entire time I was involved with the people who matter most (fighter pilots) had nothing but respect from them for what I did. An example is that the Aggressors at Nellis use controllers as their extra set of eyes in dog fights and do something called close control where the controllers can give break turns and other energy manuverability calls.