President Biden nominated Admiral Lisa Franchetti to lead the US Navy, making her the first woman to head a Pentagon military service branch. Her distinguished career includes leading the US 6th Fleet and US naval forces in South Korea and serving as an aircraft carrier strike commander.
  • Franchetti is a 38-year veteran and the second woman to achieve the rank of four-star admiral.
  • President Biden praises her expertise in operational and policy areas, expressing confidence in her historic confirmation.
  • The US Coast Guard, led by Admiral Linda Fagan, is the only other military branch currently headed by a woman, but it falls under the Department of Homeland Security.