Brigadier General Lori J. Robinson is the Deputy Director for Force Application and Support, Directorate of Force Structure, Resources and Assessment, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. She is responsible to the director for conducting studies and assessments of programmed, projected and potential U.S war fighting capabilities required to carry out the national military strategy.
General Robinson entered the Air Force in 1982 through the ROTC program at the University of New Hampshire after earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English. She served in a variety of positions as an air battle manager, inducting instructor and Commander of the Command and Control Operations Division at the USAF Fighter Weapons School, as well as Chief of Tactics in the 965th Airborne Warning and Control Squadron. She has held staff assignments as command briefer at Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Deputy Chief of Staff and executive assistant to the Director at the Defense Information Systems Agency, and executive officer to the Commander of Air Combat Command.
General Robinson has commanded an operations group and a training wing. She has also deployed as Vice Commander of the 405th Air Expeditionary Wing, leading more than 2,000 Airmen flying B-1, KC-135 and E-3 aircraft in Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM. General Robinson was an Air Force Fellow at The Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., and has served at the Pentagon as Director of the Secretary of the Air Force and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Executive Action Group. She has also been Chief of the Air Force House Liaison Office and Legislative Liaison at the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force. Prior to her current assignment, she was Commander, 552nd Air Control Wing, Tinker Air Force Base, OK.
Despite the demands of her active duty schedule, General Robinson supported the UNH ROTC program by speaking at the 2009 Air Force ROTC Military Ball.
General Robinson received her Masters Degree in national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College and an additional Masters Degree in education leadership and management from Troy State University.
General Robinson has a rating of senior air battle manager with over 900 hours in the E-3B/C and E-8C aircraft. Her decorations include the Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, and the Aerial Achievement Medal. She was promoted to the rank of brigadier general in July of 2008.
For outstanding leadership and dedication while serving in the United States Air Force, Brigadier General Lori J. Robinson is inducted into the University of New Hampshire ROTC Hall of Fame.