Adm. Linda Fagan pledged her “highest priority as commandant will be to transform our policy management system” in remarks following her swearing in as the 27th leader of the Coast Guard and the first woman to lead a branch of the armed services. Read More
Adm. Linda Fagan is set to become the first female commandant of the Coast Guard after the Senate confirmed her appointment unanimously on Wednesday.
This post has been updated with a statement from Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – The Biden administration has nominated Adm. Linda Fagan to lead the U.S. Coast Guard, a defense official told USNI News on Tuesday. Fagan, currently the Coast Guard’s vice commandant, will be the first woman to lead a U.S. armed service. Read More
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The top Coast Guard officer remains optimistic at the pace of expanding the fleet of cutters despite delays in design and construction that have pushed back the expected delivery date of the first new polar icebreaker. Read More
The Coast Guard is in the midst of its largest shipbuilding period since World War II, the head of the service said during a Wednesday address. Read More
ARLINGTON, Va. – Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Karl Schultz is “guardedly optimistic” Congress will pass a budget before the continuing resolution that’s keeping the government operating through Feb. 18 expires. Read More
Retaining talent in the Coast Guard is a looming problem for the service as members choose to retire younger, commandant Adm. Karl Schultz said Tuesday. Read More
The following is the Sept. 15, 2021, Government Accountability Office report Coast Guard: Information on Defense Readiness Mission Deployments, Expenses, and Funding. Read More
KUALA LUMPUR – The United States will stand with its allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific region against any threats to the rules-based order, Vice President Kamala Harris said during a swing through the region this week. Read More