The US Coast Guard announced their first ever female vice commandant and their first ever four-star admiral on the last Friday that is 18th of June. Admiral Linda L. Fagan received both the honors on Friday at the US Coast Guard headquarters in Washington. The vice commandant post was provided in the place of outgoing vice commandant Admiral Charles W. Ray, who used to be a helicopter aviator and has been working as a vice commandant since 2018. Retiring after 40 glorious years of service, Admiral Ray led the US Coast Guard’s efforts to recapitalize the service fleets.
The Department of Homeland Security Distinguished Service Medal Holder Admiral Ray described his service as his honor and also praised new vice commandant Admiral Linda L. Fagan.
Adm. Karl L. Schultz, Commandant of the U.S. The Coast Guard referred to the new vice commandant as a trailblazer and a good leader. He also said, “As the Coast Guard’s first female four-star admiral and the Coast Guard’s 32nd Vice Commandant, Admiral Fagan will be instrumental in moving the service forward at a critical juncture in our history”.
For the record Admiral Fagan has served 36 years in the coast guard in policy making, joint service and other different operations. She recently served as the commander of the pacific area which covers 74 million square miles of ocean. She has also served as defense force west, providing support to the department of defense.