Adm. Linda Fagan
Adm. Linda L. Fagan ’00

U.S. Coast Guard Vice Commandant Admiral Linda Fagan ’00 was nominated to head the U.S. Coast Guard, as announced by the Biden Administration on Tuesday, April 5th, 2022. Adm. Fagan would become the first woman to lead a branch of the U.S. military.

Fagan is a graduate of the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs, completing a thesis entitled “Improving the quality of information in the marine transportation system: an exercise in risk reduction.”

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas commented, “Within the Coast Guard and across the Department of Homeland Security, Adm. Fagan is admired as a role model of the utmost integrity, and her historic nomination is sure to inspire the next generation of women who are considering careers in military service.”

Read the full announcement of her historic nomination.