Obama picks non-pilot to head Air Force in Pacific

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  1. NotMyBro

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    Highway to the danger zone? Obama picks non-pilot to head Air Force in Pacific
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    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.

    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.

    A retired pilot said there is a reason the Air Force historically has put a pilot in charge of large combatant command Air Forces.

    “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.”


    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jul/17/air-force-command-nominee-is-1st-woman-non-pilot/

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  2. jake206

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    Of all the things this administration has taught me, the best one is that it's more important to be diverse than to be competent.
     
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    Right, because as we all know, wars and our opponents will be politically correct as well and will put their stupid, but diverse, people in top positions.
     
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    And the GOP War on Women (in uniform this time) continues......

    Wow, these fucking wingnut keyboard warriors even hate a significant % of our armed forces....the females, the gays, the immigrants serving to gain citizenship.

    Pathetic. Despicable.....
     
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    I'll give her a shot......Managing sectors in the AWACS is real experience.....Would like to get the pilots she guided opinions about her.......
     
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    "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..."

    Who cares if she was a pilot, she sounds qualified. And not sure why this is discounted just because she has final say:

    “Now her vice commander and director of operations will be rated fighter pilots..."

    Just because something has always been a certain way doesn't mean it can't change. Non-issue here.
     
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    rilagent,

    Remind everybody where you served.....

    Was it 'Call Of Duty' or 'Modern Combat'?
     
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    Shut the fuck up contrarian..............
     
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    But....I have to consider her experience....Grant you, Hear say.....Of her experience in AWACS.....I knew some of those guys back in my Squid days....And they have Fighter Pilot mentality.........
     
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    IF I hear this from her "Pilots", I'll go with it...........
     
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    Oh, so it was 'Battlefield 3', huh?

    Did you save New York, hero? Or did you just let it be destroyed because it was filled with scary libtard lib'ruls?

    And I'm sure Gen. Robinson is highly impressed with and jealous of your pimplike ways with a joystick, you bedwetting fag.
     
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    Where did you serve?

    What was your rate?

    Thank you for your service.
     
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    Snotty My Snothand be strong!!! VIP Gold

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    Me.....E-4 Boatswains Mate ie. "Deck Ape" Passed but not advanced to E-5 because I was "Short" And they wouldn't let me have it without a re-up......USS Forrestal CV-59....Two Med Cruises......My best Buds were the Marine Detachment.....You best get that ass out of the the way when you hear....
    "Red Diamond Alert.....Red Diamond Alert"

    I've seen Officers get their asses flattened by a focused nineteen yr. old Gy-Reen doing his duty.......

    Is that enough detail for you Kong-Blow?
     
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    You shit all over her service and you don't know jack or shit about the Air Force, but don't worry. You keep defending America's freedom on your X-Box and Playstation and Gen. Robinson will do it in the real world, tough-guy.

    Hey, just curious.....do you wear some sort of old Army Surplus store PASGT helmet and body armor while you're sitting in your recliner destroying America's enemies on your TV?

    You seem like the kind of weirdo kook who would.
     
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    Don't be silly.

    I was stationed at NASNI. Served on the Kitty Hawk during the first Gulf War. Worked FLY 1. Airmen, moved into DC (damage control). WestPac to Somalia, six months before the events of BlackHawk Down. Hit UAE ports. Singapore. Hong Kong. Shellback.
     
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    ABH, shipmate. *knucklebump*
     
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    What was it like serving on such an infamous ship?

    Did you still call her the "Forrest Fire"?
     
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    Me...'77-81.......I was in Carter's "Bath Tub Navy"........
    I fucking hate I got out in disgust......Cause Reagan made it a better gig.........Oh well.............
     
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    What? You mean exposing you for the phony keyboard warrior you are?
     
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    NotMyBro, what was your experience of most enlisted folks opinion of barry?
     
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