President Biden has nominated Admiral Linda Fagan for the top spot in the United States Coast Guard. If confirmed, Fagan will be the first woman to lead a US military branch.
“I’m honored to nominate Admiral Linda Fagan as Commandant of the US Coast Guard. Her leadership and integrity are second to none. If confirmed, Adm. Fagan will be the first woman in history to serve as Commandant and the first female service chief,” Biden wrote in a tweet.
Admiral Fagan currently serves as the number two official in the Coast Guard, second only to incumbent Commandant Adm. Karl Schultz. The position of Commandant of the Coast Guard oversees all Coast Guard operations worldwide and leads 41,700 active service people. Schultz is set to retire following the change of posts this summer.
He praised the Vice Commandant in a statement,