Vice Adm. Linda L. Fagan is promoted to the rank of admiral during a ceremony at Coast Guard Headquarters, June 18, 2021. Fagan is the Coast Guard’s first woman to serve as a four-star admiral. U.S. Coast Guard Photo

Watch Admiral Fagan Discuss Diversity

John Konrad
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August 12, 2021

In June of this year, the U.S. Coast Guard welcomed Adm. Linda L. Fagan as its new Vice Commandant. In doing so, she becomes the first female four-star Admiral in Coast Guard history.

Admiral Fagan was nominated to the position by President Biden back in April. She previously served as the commander of the Coast Guard Pacific Area, a role she has held since June 2018, responsible for overseeing all Coast Guard operations in the Pacific, covering more than 74 million square miles of ocean from the U.S. Western States to Asia and from the Arctic to Antarctica.

In this interview with CBS, Admiral Fagan, discusses the role of women and the importance of diversity in the US Coast Guard.

If you are interested in learning more about the role of women in our industry, then consider registering for WISTA International’s Annual Conference in October or Women Offshore’s conference in November this year.

Related: Study Shows a Lack of Diversity Among U.S. Coast Guard Active-Duty Members, Especially in Higher Ranks

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