Adm. Linda L. Fagan has been nominated by President Biden to serve as the 27th commandant of the Coast Guard. If confirmed by the Senate, she will become the first woman to serve as the service’s top military officer.
Now serving as vice commandant, Fagan previously held the position as commander of the service’s Pacific Area – responsible for all service activities from the Rocky Mountains to Africa’s east coast. A Coast Guard Academy graduate, she would relieve Adm. Karl L. Schultz during a June 1 ceremony in Washington. Schultz is retiring.
“Admiral Fagan is an exceptional senior Coast Guard officer and nominee, possessing the keen intellect, depth of operational experience, and the well-honed leadership and managerial acumen to serve with distinction as our service’s 27th commandant,” Schultz said in a statement.