BG Lori L. Robinson is a native of Paterson, New Jersey and received her commission from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1994. She has served in a variety of aviation assignments both stateside and overseas to include four combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. She has led Soldiers in both command and staff positions from the company through Brigade Task Force level.
In 2010, BG Robinson took command of 3-25 Aviation Regiment at Wheeler AAF, Hawaii and deployed in 2012 as the Commander of Task Force Hammerhead in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Following her deployment, she served as the Executive Officer for the U.S. Army Alaska Aviation Task Force at Ft Wainwright, AK. She attended the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, PA prior to taking command of the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade at Fort Carson, CO in 2015. In 2016, BG Robinson deployed to command the Theater Aviation Brigade Task Force, Task Force Iron Eagle, in Bagram, Afghanistan. After serving as the HQDA, G-3/5/7 Deputy Director of Army Aviation at the Pentagon, BG Robinson deployed to Afghanistan in 2018 where she served as the Assistant Chief of Staff for the NATO Resolute Support mission and the Executive Officer to the Commander, Resolute Support and United States Forces – Afghanistan. BG Robinson most recently served as the Military Deputy Director, HQDA G8, Program Analysis and Evaluation Directorate at the Pentagon.
BG Robinson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering (Aerospace) from the United States Military Academy, a Masters of Public Administration from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and a Masters of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.
Her military awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Ribbon, Legion of Merit (2 OLC), Bronze Star Medal (2 OLC), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (5 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (3 OLC), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (2 OLC), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Citation (1 OLC), Combat Action Badge, Senior Army Aviator Badge, Parachutist Badge, and the Air Assault Badge.
BG Robinson is married to COL(R) Thomas J. Robinson, Jr. who served as a U.S. Army Field Artillery officer for 26 years.