U.S. Air ForceGeneralLori Robinson has been selected as the next head of the U.S. military's NorthernCommand, which would make her thefirstwomanto head a U.S.combatantcommand, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Friday.
The position, which is subject to Senate confirmation, is one of the most senior in the U.S. military and would make Robinson -- who nowleads U.S. air forces in the Pacific -- the topgeneraloverseeing activities in North America.
"GeneralRobinson, it just so happens, would also be thefirstever femalecombatantcommander," Carter told an event in Washington hosted by Politico.
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