Obama nominates first female combatant commander

President Barack Obama intends to nominate the first female combatant commander in the military’s history, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said Friday.

Carter announced that he had recommended Air Force Gen. Lori Robinson to be appointed to lead U.S. Northern Command while speaking at a breakfast hosted by Politico.

He described Robinson as having “very deep operational experience,” “very good managerial experience” and “just so happens would also be the first female combatant commander.”

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