IMMEDIATE RELEASE

General Officer Announcement


Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced today that the president has made the following nomination:

 Air Force Gen. Lori J. Robinson for appointment to the rank of general and for assignment as commander, U.S. Northern Command; and commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. Robinson is currently serving as commander, Pacific Air Forces; air component commander for U.S. Pacific Command; and executive director, Pacific Air Combat Operations Staff, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.