Lisa Franchetti

Admiral Lisa Franchetti is the first woman to serve as the top naval officer in US history, according to Joe Biden

“As our next Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Lisa Franchetti will bring 38 years of dedicated service to our nation as a commissioned officer, including in her current role of Vice Chief of Naval Operations,” Biden said in an announcement on Friday.

Washington: According to CNN, US President Joe Biden has chosen Admiral Lisa Franchetti to be the Navy’s top officer, making her the first woman to hold the position in US Navy history as well as the first woman to serve on the joint chiefs of staff. According to her official biography, Franchetti, who is currently the vice chief of naval operations, was commissioned in 1985 and has held various positions including commander of the US Naval Forces in Korea, deputy chief of naval operations for warfighting development, and director for Strategy, Plans, and Policy of the Joint Staff. In addition, she has led two carrier strike groups. In September 2022, she was appointed Vice CNO.

“Throughout her career, Admiral Franchetti has demonstrated extensive expertise in both the operational and policy arenas. She is the second woman ever to achieve the rank of four-star admiral in the United States Navy, and when confirmed, she will again make history as the first woman to serve as the Chief of Naval Operations and on the Joint Chiefs of Staff,” CNN quoted Biden as saying.

In addition, Vice Adm. James Kilby, the current vice commander of US Fleet Forces Command, and Adm. Samuel Paparo, the commander of the US Pacific Fleet, were both named by Vice Adm. Biden on Friday as his nominees for the positions of Vice CNO and commander of Indo-Pacific Command, respectively.
Vice Adm. Stephen “Web” Koehler was another candidate put out by Biden to succeed Paparo as head of the US Pacific Fleet.

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