Admiral Lisa Franchetti has now scripted history by becoming the first woman to hold the top position in the United States Military.
United States President Joe Biden has nominated Admiral Lisa Franchetti to lead the US Navy. This makes Franchetti the first woman ever to hold the position and work on the Joints Chief of Staff. The announcement was made on July 21.
Biden, while nominating her name said, “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.”
However, it is still unclear whether Senator Tommy Tubervielle will confirm her nomination before her predecessor Admiral Mike Gilday leaves office. Currently, the Republican legislator is blocking more than 200 top military appointments to protest the Pentagon's decision to aid troops who must fly to have abortions.
Who is Lisa Franchetti?
Franchetti is an Admiral in the United States Navy. She became the part of military when she joined the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Program and was commissioned in 1985. She also enrolled herself into Naval War College in Newport.
She has dedicated 38 years of her life to the US military with different positions and roles.
She is currently the 42nd Vice Chief of Naval Operations and has served a variety of surface vessels, commanding a guided missile destroyer, a destroyer squadron, and two carrier strike groups. She served as deputy commander of US naval forces in Europe and Africa, as well as deputy chief of naval operations for warfighting development. She was also the Joint Staff's director of strategy, planning, and policies from 2020 to 2022.
She is also been awarded many medals like Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Navy Distinguished Service Medal and many more.