Friday, June 22, 2018

New USCG Pac Area Commander

By Karen Robes Meeks

Vice Adm. Linda L. Fagan recently assumed command of Coast Guard Pacific Area, taking over for Vice Adm. Fred M. Midgette, who served as commander since August 2016.

The command change was made official at a ceremony at Coast Guard Base Alameda, California.

Before taking command, Fagan was deputy commandant for Operations, Policy and Capabilities and is the Coast Guard’s first Gold Ancient Trident for having the longest service record in the marine safety field.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in marine science from the US Coast Guard Academy, a master’s degree in marine affairs from the University of Washington and a master’s degree in national resource strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.