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Non-Pilot to be New Commander of US Air Force in Pacific (And no combat experience)
http://tomohalloran.com ^ | July 20, 2014 | Tom Ohalloran

Posted on 07/21/2014 8:04:26 PM PDT by NKP_Vet

The POS’s 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 Left’s 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.”

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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.

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From the incompetent Hagel as Sec of Defense, to major theater commanders that are not combat pilots, how low can the US military go with Obozo as commander-in-chief. So once again, a non-pilot with no combat experience whatsover will be the next Commander of the Pacific Air Command.
1 posted on 07/21/2014 8:04:26 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: NKP_Vet

Well, the C in C has no experience in anything except agitation. It follows he would only want fellow incompetents around him.


2 posted on 07/21/2014 8:07:04 PM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: NKP_Vet

“Diversity” is just a fancy commie lib way of saying mediocrity.


3 posted on 07/21/2014 8:07:30 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: NKP_Vet
With a CIC (stands for campaigner in chief), what could be more apt? This country is royally screwed.

vaudine

4 posted on 07/21/2014 8:07:51 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: NKP_Vet

We’re close to having a lezzbian “Chairman” of JCS...


5 posted on 07/21/2014 8:08:57 PM PDT by clintonh8r (It's possible to love your country and hate your government. I'm proof of it.)
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To: NKP_Vet

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.


6 posted on 07/21/2014 8:09:23 PM PDT by oldenuff2no
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To: oldenuff2no

More undermining through affirmative-action/equal-opportunity. Whatever happen to merit? Oh...that’s bullying.


7 posted on 07/21/2014 8:14:08 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: oldenuff2no
We know this crowd, If you sit to pee you get 25 extra points,

and if your a male, it's 30 points!

8 posted on 07/21/2014 8:15:51 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: NKP_Vet

Have you seen this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnkSXosZhic


9 posted on 07/21/2014 8:18:14 PM PDT by GOPJ (To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize-Voltaire)
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To: NKP_Vet

What worries me is that if we get a Republican President, there won’t be a housecleaning.


10 posted on 07/21/2014 8:18:19 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: NKP_Vet

The next terrorist attack will be devastating.


11 posted on 07/21/2014 8:18:58 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: clintonh8r

Actually she is married. To a retired Major General.


12 posted on 07/21/2014 8:21:20 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: FreedomPoster

What worries me is that if we get a Republican President, there won’t be a housecleaning.


Libs have infested/infiltrated every level of all Government agencies.


13 posted on 07/21/2014 8:22:52 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: NKP_Vet

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.


14 posted on 07/21/2014 8:24:39 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: NKP_Vet

Are we sure she has all of her female parts? Just sayin’, you never know these days with our military.


15 posted on 07/21/2014 8:33:54 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: USNBandit

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.


16 posted on 07/21/2014 8:38:39 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: NKP_Vet

Were Flo from Progressive and Captain Obvious in the running?


17 posted on 07/21/2014 8:52:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: NKP_Vet

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


18 posted on 07/21/2014 8:53:39 PM PDT by ClayinVA ("Those who don't remember history are doomed to repeat it")
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To: NKP_Vet

Obama is looking for someone to command , Operation Reunite ,to airlift all those families `to the US


19 posted on 07/21/2014 8:56:52 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: NKP_Vet

Merit and competence are irrelevant today.

The only question is “Will you help Obama destroy America?”


20 posted on 07/21/2014 8:57:20 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: G Larry

Rewarding incompetence is the new thing, sort of like affirmative action on steroids... look what it did for Venezuela. lol


21 posted on 07/21/2014 8:59:14 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: NKP_Vet

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.


22 posted on 07/21/2014 9:06:21 PM PDT by V K Lee
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To: NKP_Vet; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; ...

Active Duty ping.


23 posted on 07/21/2014 9:11:36 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: NKP_Vet

‘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.


24 posted on 07/21/2014 9:14:35 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: ladyjane

I wasn’t referring to her, speifically, just speculating on where we seem to be headed...


25 posted on 07/21/2014 9:14:46 PM PDT by clintonh8r (It's possible to love your country and hate your government. I'm proof of it.)
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To: NKP_Vet

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!


26 posted on 07/21/2014 9:15:49 PM PDT by GailA (IF you fail to keep your promises to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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To: NKP_Vet

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).


27 posted on 07/21/2014 9:29:09 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: NKP_Vet

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.


28 posted on 07/21/2014 9:38:26 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: oldenuff2no

Now. Now.
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.


29 posted on 07/21/2014 9:39:05 PM PDT by glyptol
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To: ClayinVA

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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lori_Robinson


30 posted on 07/21/2014 9:39:23 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: NKP_Vet
gonna wear the man hat too???


31 posted on 07/21/2014 9:42:41 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: VanShuyten
How did she get a Bronze Star and Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters?

She shuffled paper like no one's business. Then there was that paper cut...

32 posted on 07/21/2014 9:49:31 PM PDT by Robwin
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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!

33 posted on 07/21/2014 9:51:48 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: NKP_Vet
I've got 1 hour in a PA-28 & 8 hours in a C-172

I want to be King & Pope.

34 posted on 07/21/2014 9:53:00 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: GeronL

John Kerry’s illegitimate daughter?


35 posted on 07/21/2014 9:53:55 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: jjotto

lol


36 posted on 07/21/2014 9:55:39 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: NKP_Vet

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.


37 posted on 07/21/2014 9:57:06 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: clintonh8r

And don’t tell me that it is not done intentionally to denigrate the Armed Services.


38 posted on 07/21/2014 10:00:23 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: tumblindice

“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!


39 posted on 07/21/2014 10:30:13 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (I don't want to feel "safe." I want to feel FREE!)
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To: NKP_Vet

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......


40 posted on 07/21/2014 10:56:12 PM PDT by jim999
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To: NKP_Vet

Past time for a coup.

I still have some modicum of hope..


41 posted on 07/21/2014 10:58:56 PM PDT by Cold Heat (Have you reached your breaking point yet? If not now....then when?)
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To: FreedomPoster

Good point. There wasn’t last time if I recall correctly.


42 posted on 07/21/2014 11:14:47 PM PDT by Pelham (California, what happens when you won't deport illegals)
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To: NKP_Vet

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


43 posted on 07/21/2014 11:26:53 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: USNBandit

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...
50 weeks/yr...
225 hrs/yr...
900 hrs in 4 yrs

can i apply for the position?

;)


44 posted on 07/21/2014 11:32:41 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: sten

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.


45 posted on 07/22/2014 12:29:46 AM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

We are so screwed.


46 posted on 07/22/2014 12:39:22 AM PDT by lonevoice (Life is short. Make fun of it.)
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To: USNBandit

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.


47 posted on 07/22/2014 2:07:43 AM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by it"s weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: ladyjane

I believe she comes from the AWACS (E-3) command and control force and is very well regarded by several bomber guys I know.


48 posted on 07/22/2014 2:18:50 AM PDT by outofsalt
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To: NKP_Vet

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.


49 posted on 07/22/2014 3:14:06 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: NKP_Vet

Bookmark.


50 posted on 07/22/2014 4:00:10 AM PDT by SunTzuWu
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