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My Coast Guard
Commentary | March 6, 2023

You’re Invited: Commandant hosts historic event today for Women’s History Month 

By MyCG Staff

Please register for the virtual 1:30 pm (EST) event at the Military Women’s Memorial moderated by Norah O’Donnell of CBS.

On behalf of Admiral Linda Fagan, the 27th Commandant of the US Coast Guard; Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost, the 14th Commander of U.S. Transportation Command; Gen. Laura Richardson 32nd Commander of US Southern Command; and Admiral Lisa Franchetti, 42nd Vice Chief of Naval Operations, 

We are excited to invite you to virtually join a historic affair celebrating Women's History Month, which is part of the Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Series hosted by the Military Women’s Memorial in Washington, D.C.   

This special day of events includes “Beyond Firsts: Powering the Future Force,” featuring an unprecedented panel discussion with the four female 4-stars of the U.S. Department of Defense, and moderated by Norah O’Donnell of CBS. Following the panel will be a special unveiling of a portrait to honor the history and memory of Maj. Gen. Marcelite Harris into the Color of Freedom exhibit at the museum.  

“On behalf of [Women's Leadership Initiative], we are excited to share that Admiral Fagan will be participating in a historic Leadership panel in celebration of Women’s History month," said Lt. Cmdr. Jennifer Sheehy, WLI National Capital Region Chair. "What excites me most is the focus of the event is on Future Force—I’m excited to hear what these trailblazers have to say about the path forward – watch here!”

This historic opportunity with Admiral Fagan, General Van Ovost, General Richardson, and Admiral Franchetti kicks off at 1:30 p.m. EST, March 6, and will be livestreamed. The unveiling with remarks by Lt. Gen. Tom Miller, Headquarters Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, Maj. Gen. Linda Hurry, Headquarters Air Force Director of Logistics, and the daughter of Maj. Gen. Harris airs at 3:15 p.m. EST. 

We invite you to RSVP for virtual attendance.