US President Joe Biden appointed Admiral Lisa Franchetti to become the first woman to lead US navy operations


The US President Joe Biden appointed Admiral Lisa Franchetti as Commander of Naval Operations, the highest position in the US Navy.

With Senate confirmation, she will become the first woman to command the US Navy.

After her appointment to this prominent position, Adm. Franchetti is also a member of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, which is also considered a historic achievement, as no woman has held this position in the top US military establishment before.

“Adm. Franchetti is the second woman in the United States to achieve the rank of four-star admiral,” President Biden said in a press release.

Biden praised her exceptional experience commanding a guided-missile destroyer, commanding a destroyer squadron and two intervention carrier groups.

According to her biography, Adm. Lisa Franchetti is a native of Rochester, New York.

She received her commission in 1985 through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Program at Northwestern University, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Journalism.

She also attended the Naval War College and holds a master degree in organizational management from the University of Phoenix.

Meanwhile, Adm. Franchetti’s appointment must be approved by the US Senate, which could block a vote by opposition Republicans to appoint some military and diplomatic officials.

Republican Senator Tommy Tuberville is blocking these key appointments in the US Department of Defense, because of his objection to the Pentagon’s policy of providing financial assistance to military personnel who want to obtain abortions.

In response, President Biden called Senator Tuberville’s position dangerous and a threat to national security.

It’s likely that the Senate will vote on this crucial appointment in the future, as the appointment needs the support of a majority of the members of the House to be confirmed.

The US Senate has the power to approve the appointments nominated by the president, whether they are ministerial, military, diplomatic or judicial appointments.

Republican Senator Rand Paul is the latest major opponent of more than 60 appointments, including 34 ambassadorial appointments.

On this regard, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said last week that the US embassies in Egypt, Israel, Jordan and Lebanon were missing designated ambassadors.

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