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Statement on Senate Confirmation of Admiral Linda L. Fagan as United States Coast Guard Commandant

May 12, 2022

It is with deep pride that I congratulate Admiral Linda L. Fagan on her confirmation by the Senate as Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. Admiral Fagan is the Coast Guard's first woman to hold the rank of four-star admiral. Today she again makes history not only as the first woman to lead the Coast Guard, but also as the first woman Service Chief of any U.S. military service. Admiral Fagan's leadership, experience, and integrity are second to none, and I know she will advance the Coast Guard's mission to ensure our Nation's maritime safety and security.

My administration is committed to seeing more qualified women in senior leadership and command roles; making sure women can succeed and thrive throughout their military careers. Today Admiral Fagan's confirmation as Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard signals to women and girls across our Nation they have a place in protecting their country at the highest level.

Joseph R. Biden, Statement on Senate Confirmation of Admiral Linda L. Fagan as United States Coast Guard Commandant Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/355895

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