WASHINGTON – Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas released the following statement on President Biden’s nominations of Admiral Linda L. Fagan to serve as the 27th Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard and Vice Admiral Steven D. Poulin to serve as the 33rd Vice Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard.
“President Biden has made an exceptional choice by nominating Admiral Linda L. Fagan to serve as Commandant of the United States Coast Guard. Admiral Fagan is a tremendous leader, trailblazer, and respected public servant who will lead the Coast Guard across its critical missions with honor. Over Admiral Fagan’s 36 years in the Coast Guard, she has served on seven continents, was previously Commander of the Coast Guard Pacific Area, and is the officer with the longest service record in the Marine Safety Field. Within the Coast Guard and across the Department of Homeland Security, Admiral 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. I am also pleased that President Biden nominated Vice Admiral Steven D. Poulin to serve as Vice Commandant of the United States Coast Guard. Vice Admiral Poulin currently serves as the Commander of the Coast Guard Atlantic Area, and his distinguished career makes him especially well-suited for this position. I urge the Senate to swiftly confirm Admiral Fagan and Vice Admiral Poulin to these critical roles.”