If confirmed, Fagan will become first woman to lead US military and lead Coast security.
Fagan currently serves as number 2. in US Coast Guard, role it has been held since June 2021.
Her nomination will be considered by a Senate committee. on Trade, science and transport.
Democratic Senator Maria Cantwell of Washington, chairman of the committee, praised Fagan’s appointment and said it would “inspire generations of American women strive to serve highest level in Armed Forces”.
Cantwell and Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin wrote to Biden on Friday, request for “fast nomination” of Commandant of the Coast Guard, noting that current commandant required to retire on May 31.
“Considering time required to confirm nomination in Senate, it’s imperative that we get official because soon because possible. Ensuring continuity of leadership of extremely important to our national and economic security,” the two senators wrote.
If confirmed, Fagan would become the 27th commandant during the shift. of team ceremony scheduled for June 1st in Washington. Admiral Karl Schultz, current commandant, will retire after the ceremony.
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Tuesday, Republicans on The committee said Biden “has finally appointed an outstanding leader.” for Coast Guard and what it’s “important for trade committee to act effectively so that the Coast Guard does not left without a leader.
Fagan is 36 years old of Coast Guard and served on all seven continents, according to her military biography.
As Deputy Commandant of the Coast Guard, Fagan was Chief of Service. first female four-star admiral
Most recently, she served as a commander of Pacific Coast Guard and also served on icebreaker USCGC POLAR STAR. Fagan also was first woman in command of New York sector. Like the longest portion active duty A Marine Security Officer, she was recognized by the Coast Guard. first Golden ancient trident.
“Admiral Fagan is an exceptional senior Coast Guard officer and candidate with a sharp mind, depth of operational experience as well as honed leadership and managerial acumen to serve with the title of the 27th commandant of our service,” Schultz said. in statement.
Homeland Security Minister Alejandro Majorcas said Fagan is “an outstanding leader, trailblazer and respected person.” public servant who I will lead Coast Guard through it critical missions with honour.”
He urged the Senate quickly confirm Fagan.