US Navy’s First Female Chief, Lisa Franchetti

The United States Senate has approved Adm Lisa Franchetti’s nomination to take over the command of the Navy.

Franchetti will be the US Navy’s first female commander and the first woman to serve on the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

She was confirmed as Chief of Naval Operations by a vote of 95-1.

Franchetti was appointed by President Joe Biden in July, however, her promotion was stalled by a republican senator.

Senator Tommy Tuberville of Alabama obstructed nominations in protests of the Pentagon’s travel restriction for service members needing abortions.

Franchetti has been in command of a naval destroyer and served two tours as the commander of an aircraft carrier strike group.

She has 38 years of experience and is only the U.S. Navy’s second woman to be elevated to the rank of four-star admiral.