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Adm. Linda L. Fagan became the first female commandant of the Coast Guard during a June 1 ceremony at the service’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.

“With her trailblazing career, Adm. Fagan shows young people entering the service that we mean it when we say, ‘There are no doors closed to women,’” President Biden said, as he swore her in.


Fagan becomes the Coast Guard’s 27th commandant, succeeding Adm. Karl L. Schultz, who retired. As the service’s first female four-star admiral, she comes to the job after serving as vice commandant under Schultz.

“I’m honored and humbled to serve as your commandant,” Fagan said. “I’ve always been inspired by the Coast Guard professionals serving in all our missions around the world. It is my greatest privilege to work on your behalf.”

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