The White House will make two U.S. Air Force nominations for the top posts at the Pacific Air Forces and the Air Combat Command, Defense News reported Wednesday.
Aaron Mehta writes that Gen. Herbert Carlisle will be nominated as commander of ACC, while the command’s number-two official Lt. Gen. Lori Robinson will be nominated as his replacement at PACAF and awarded a fourth star.
Robinson’s nomination would make her the Air Force’s second female four-star general and the first woman to be a commander of combat forces, despite being a non-fighter pilot.
Robinson currently serves as vice commander of ACC and Carlisle would succeed the retiring Gen. Michael Hostage at ACC, according to the report.
Carlisle has played a role in the Asia Pacific “rebalance” efforts by working to build alliances in the region, Mehta reports.