Gen. Robinson assumes command of NORAD, USNORTHCOM

From left: Mexican Naval Secretary Adm. Vidal Francisco Soberon Sanz; Canadian Minister of Defence Harjit Sajjan; Defense Secretary Ash Carter; General Lori Robinson; Mexican Defense Secretary Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda. (DoD photos by Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz and Navy Petty Of

Air Force Gen. Lori Robinson assumed command of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command from Navy Adm. Bill Gortney during a ceremony at the Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado today.

The change of command ceremony was presided over by the U.S. Secretary of Defense, Ash Carter, and the Canadian Chief of the Defence Staff, Gen. Jonathan H. Vance. Also in attendance were the Canadian Minister of National Defence, The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan; and the U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Joseph Dunford, Jr.

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