New Commandant of Cadets is Welcomed

WEST POINT – Brigadier Gen. Lori L. Robinson assumed command as the 80th Commandant of Cadets at the U.S. Military Academy during a change of command ceremony on Tuesday, June 20, in Crest Hall.

Robinson graduated from West Point in 1994 and holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Aerospace), a Master of Public Administration from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.

Robinson is an Aviation officer from Paterson, N.J. 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 company through brigade task force level.

She had previously been serving as the deputy commanding general (Support), 2nd Infantry Division (Combined), Eighth Army, Republic of Korea and will replace Brig Gen. Mark A. Quander who will move on to be the commanding general, Great Lakes and Ohio River Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Cincinnati, Ohio.

About West Point
The U. S. Military Academy at West Point is a four-year, co-educational, federal, liberal arts college located 50 miles north of New York City. It was founded in 1802 as America’s first college of engineering and continues today as the world’s premier leader-development institution, consistently ranked among top colleges in the country. Its mission remains constant—to educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country and prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the nation as an officer in the U. S. Army. For more information, go to

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