Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Biden says first female armed services chief is ‘about time’

WASHINGTON ( Associated Press) — President Joe Biden honored Adam Linda Fagan as the new commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard and the first female service chief of the armed forces, declaring during a change of command ceremony on Wednesday, “It’s about time.” Is.”

“Admiral Fagan’s trailblazing career sees youth entering services, we mean what we say: there are no doors for women—no doors,” Biden told the nearly 2,000 enthusiastic guests at Coast Guard headquarters. Those attending included service chiefs of other military branches and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Meyercas.

The president said “this is what an admiral and chief of service in the United States Armed Forces looks like” and thanked Fagan that “what you have done to open doors of opportunity throughout your career, a little more wide” allowed. who follow you.”

“Now we have to keep working to make sure Admiral Fagan can be the first but not the only one,” Biden said. “We need to see more women at the highest levels of command in the Coast Guard and in every service.”

Fagan relieves Admiral Carl L. Schultz. In a Brief Address, Biden Didn’t Mention Russia’s War with Ukraine But added that “the choices the world makes today will “shape the direction of the world in the 21st century.”

The president said his administration would “call on the Coast Guard more frequently” to combat climate change threats, noting that Wednesday marked the first day of hurricane season, a “seventh of the above-average”. straight year”. Hurricane activity in the Atlantic. ,

Biden also called the Coast Guard an “essential element” of his administration’s Indo-Pacific strategy, and said he planned to engage to avoid over-fishing from Chinese interests.

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