The President Spoke at the Commandant’s Change of Command

Adm. Linda Fagan relieves Adm. Karl Schultz as the 27th commandant of the Coast Guard during a change of command ceremony at Coast Guard headquarters June 1, 2022. Fagan is the first woman service chief of any U.S. military service. U.S. COAST GUARD / Petty Officer 1st Class Travis Magee

The Navy League’s on line magazine reported on yesterday’s change of command ceremony.

It is a land mark event that a woman has become commandant, but it was also significant that the President chose to be at the event. This may be seen as an exploitation of the novelty of the transition, but it also seems to reflect the increased visibility of the Coast Guard in national security affairs.

3 thoughts on “The President Spoke at the Commandant’s Change of Command

    • Perhaps the beginning of a new era, or maybe, it is the culmination of an era that began when women were allowed to attend the Coast Guard Academy or when women were first allowed on cutters.

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