b'COAST GUARD REPORTCOAST GUARD Admiral Linda FaganNominated to Lead U.S. Coast GuardP residentJoeBidennominatedAdm. LindaL.Fagantoserveasthe27th commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. Upon confirmation, Adm. Fagan will be the first woman to serve as commandant of the Coast Guard, as well as the first woman to lead a branch of the U.S. Armed Services. She be-came the first female four-star admiral in Coast Guard history when she was assumed duties as the 32nd vice commandant in June 2021.Previously, Adm. Fagan served as commander of the Coast Guard Pacific Area. Prior to that she served as the deputy director of operations for headquarters at U.S. Northern CommandVice Adm. Linda L. Fagan was promoted to the rank of admiral during a ceremony in June 2021.and led First Coast Guard District, which is based in Boston, Ma. Adm. Fagan also previ-ously served on USCGC Polar Star (WAGB- months with New Orleans Steamboat learningCoast Guard, Adm. Karl L. Schultz, during 10)andspent15yearsasaCoastGuardfirsthand about the domestic passenger vesselachangeofcommandceremonyplanned marine inspector. She is a 1985 graduate fromindustry. More recently, she has spoken at PVAfor June 1, 2022 in Washington, D.C. Adm. the Coast Guard Academy and is the Coastregion meetings, and at the 2018 PVA Con- Schultzwillretirefollowingthechangeof Guards first-ever Gold Ancient Trident, as thevention in Savannah she presented PVAs Reg- command this summer.officer with the longest service record in theulatoryAffairsConsultant,PeteLauridsen,Marine Safety field. withtheCoastGuardDistinguishedPublicAdmiral Fagan is an exceptional senior Coast Service Award. Guardofficerandnominee,possessingthe Admiral Fagan is no stranger to PVA. As akeenintellect,thedepthofoperationalex-young marine inspector she was selected for thePending confirmation, Adm. Fagan is expectedperience, and the well-honed leadership and Industry Training program and spent severaltorelievethecurrentCommandantofthemanagerial acumen to serve with distinction asourServices27thCommandant,said Adm. Schultz.Adm. Fagan is a tremendous leader, trailblaz-ILLUSTRATION COURTESY OF U.S. COAST GUARD PHOTO BY LT. J.G. PAMELA MANNSer, and respected public servant who will lead theCoastGuardacrossitscriticalmissions with honor, reads a statement from the Sec-retary of Homeland Security Alejandro May-DIGITAL SHIPBUILDERS orkas.WithintheCoastGuardandacross the Department of Homeland Security, Adm. DESIGN. BUILD. CONSULT. Fagan is admired as a role model of the utmost incatcrowther.com integrity, and her historic nomination is sure to inspire the next generation of women who are considering careers in military service.Adm. Fagan has selected and the president has nominated Vice Adm. Steven D. Poulin as the Coast Guards 33rd Vice Commandant. Vice Adm.PoulincurrentlyservesastheCom-mander of the Coast Guard Atlantic Area and isresponsibleforallCoastGuardMissions fromtheRockyMountainstotheArabian Gulf.ViceAdm.Poulinwasformerlythe Judge Advocate General and Chief Counsel SEASTREAK COMMODORE, SEASTREAK COURAGEOUS of the Coast Guard and is a 1984 Coast Guard 2 x 45m Catamaran Ro-Pax Ferries Academy graduate.FOGHORN 46'