United States (US) Air Force General Lori Robinson has been nominated to lead the US Northern Command. The position is one of the most senior in the US military and must be confirmed by the Senate. With this she becomes the 1st woman to head a US combatant command. She is currently leads as commander for the Pacific Air Forces and Executive Director of Pacific Air Combat Operations Staff, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. She had enrolled in the US Air Force in 1982. General Robinson had made history after she became the first Air Battle Manager and first woman 552nd ACW commander to be frocked to brigadier general. "America's force of the future," he said, must be able to benefit from the "broadest possible pool of talent".The move opened up about 220,000 positions to women.