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Coast Guard admiral approved to be first woman to lead a military service

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Coast Guard Admial Linda Fagan

President Joe Biden’s pick to be the next Coast Guard commandant, Adm. Linda Fagan, was confirmed Wednesday, clearing the way for her to become the first woman to be the top officer in one of the military services.

The Senate approved Fagan’s promotion, along with those of five other senior Coast Guard officers, by unanimous consent before adjourning for the day.

Fagan has been the Coast Guard’s No. 2 officer since June 2021. She was the first woman to become a four-star admiral in the service upon taking over as vice commandant.

She will replace Adm. Karl Schultz as commandant. Schultz, who has been the Coast Guard’s top officer since 2018, is set to retire later this month.

Fagan has previously served as deputy commandant for operations, policy and capability and as a deputy director of operations with U.S. Northern Command. She has served on every continent and aboard the heavy polar icebreaker USCGC Polar Star.


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