Admiral Lisa Franchetti becomes the first woman to lead the US Navy

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US President Joe Biden has nominated Admiral Lisa Franchetti to lead the US Navy.

If confirmed by the Senate, Admiral Franchetti would become the first female member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

An Overview of the News

  • Currently serving as the 42nd Deputy Chief of Naval Operations from September 2022.

  • Previous roles include director of strategy, plans, and policies of the Joint Staff (2020–2022) and commander of the United States Sixth Fleet (2018–2020).

  • Made history as the second woman to be promoted to the rank of four-star admiral in the US Navy.

  • Education: Earned a Bachelor of Science degree with developmental honours in journalism and history from Northwestern University.

  • Further Education: Master's degree in Organisational Management from the University of Phoenix.

  • Awards and Recognition: Received numerous awards, including the Defense Vishisht Seva Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal (two awards), Vishisht Seva Medal, Legion of Merit (five awards), Meritorious Service Medal (five awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards).

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