Robin B. Akin (’82)

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Brigadier General (RET) Robin B. Akin graduated from the University
of Tennessee, Knoxville in March, 1982 and was commissioned as a second
lieutenant in the Quartermaster Corps. She is the first and only female
cadet commissioned by the University of Tennessee ROTC Program to have
achieved the general officer rank.

BG Akin served in senior
leadership positions in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Operation
Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Unified
Response. BG Akin served over 31 years in both command and staff
assignments of increasing responsibility culminating as C/J-4, United
Nations Command/Combined Forces Command/United States Forces Korea.

Akin remains committed to serving Soldiers and the nation through work
in the civilian community. She was Co-creator of Boots to Heals, a
non-profit organization assisting female veterans and serves as the
Texas liaison to the Women in Military Service for America Memorial.