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Commentary | May 12, 2022

Adm. Fagan confirmed as next Coast Guard Commandant

By Kara Noto, MyCG Staff

The U.S. Senate confirmed Adm. Linda Fagan Wednesday to lead the Coast Guard as its next commandant.  

Fagan will be the first woman to lead a U.S. military service branch.  

Fagan has served as the service’s vice commandant since June 2021, when she became the first woman four-star admiral in Coast Guard history.  

The Senate also confirmed five other significant roles:  

  • Vice Commandant – Adm. Steven D. Poulin 
  • Deputy Commandant for Operations – Rear Adm. Peter Gautier  
  • Commander, District 14 – Rear Adm. Michael H. Day   
  • Commander, Atlantic Area – Rear Adm. Kevin Lunday  
  • Commander, Pacific Area - Rear Adm. Andrew J. Tiongson  

Previously announced senior leadership assignments include: 

  • First District Commander – RADM J.W. Mauger 
  • Fifth District Commander – RADM (Select) S.N. Gilreath 
  • Seventh District Commander – RADM (Select) B.C. McPherson 
  • Eighth District Commander – RADM (Select) R.V. Timme 
  • Ninth District Commander – RADM M.J. Johnston 
  • Eleventh District Commander – RADM (Select) A.M. Sugimoto 
  • Thirteenth District Commander – RADM M.W. Bouboulis 
  • Seventeenth District Commander – RADM N.A. Moore  

For the full list of AY22 flag officer and senior executive service assignments, please see ALCOAST 086/22 (CAC required).  

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