Biden Nominates First Female Vice Commandant for the U.S. Coast Guard

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On April 20th, 2021, President Biden made history by nominating Vice Admiral Linda L. Fagan as the Vice Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. If she is sworn in, Vice Admiral Fagan would be the first female four-star admiral in the Coast Guard’s entire history. Until then, Vice Admiral Fagan is now a commander of the Coast Guard Pacific Area. She also provides Coast Guard mission support to the Department of Defense and Combatant Commanders.

Vice Admiral Fagan graduated from the Coast Guard Academy in 1985. Her education speaks for itself with a bachelor’s in marine science and a master’s in Marine Affairs from the University of Washington. Not to mention her master’s in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of Armed Forces.

After she finished her education, Vice Admiral Fagan worked in various fields related to the Coast Guard and other maritime affairs. For years, she commanded Coast Guard missions for Sector New York in the greater New York metropolitan area. Before this, she worked for more than 15 years as a Marine Inspector and completed operational assignments including sea duty on the USCGC Polar Star and staff tours as the Executive Assistance to the Commandant and Vice Commandant. She also completed a staff tour as the Division Chief of the Foreign and Offshore Compliance Office.

Vice Admiral Fagan will serve as the 32nd Vice Commandant if she is sworn in. The attorneys at BoatLaw, LLP are always excited to learn of new developments within the Coast Guard. These officials keep our waters safe and ensure maritime law is being followed. Many people have the Coast Guard to thank if they are stranded in open water due to a boating incident. These accidents can result in serious life-changing injuries.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a boating accident, we urge you to contact BoatLaw, LLP. With offices in Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, WA, our attorneys have represented commercial fishermen, seamen, and recreational boaters for over forty years.  The legal team at BoatLaw, LLP have a unique understanding of these dangers and can use our knowledge to your advantage. Call BoatLaw, LLP at 1 (800) 262-8529 today.

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