US Air Force General Jacqueline Van Ovost, who’s the one girl presently to have reached the rank of four-star officer, has been nominated as Commander of the United States Transportation Command.
Meanwhile, Lieutenant General Laura Richardson has been nominated to lead the Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) that covers Central and Latin America.
“Each of those women have led careers demonstrating incomparable talent, integrity, and obligation to nation. And at each step, they’ve additionally helped push open the doorways of alternative to women in our navy — blazing the path just a little wider, just a little brighter for all of the proud women following of their path and looking out to their instance,” the US President stated whereas nominating the 2 Generals throughout a brief speech on the White House.
Speaking on the event, Biden stated, “Today is International Women’s Day. And all of us want to see and to recognise the barrier-breaking accomplishments of those women. We want the younger women simply starting their careers within the navy service to see it and know that no door will probably be closed to them…We want little ladies and boys each, who’ve grown up dreaming of serving for his or her nation, to know that is what Generals within the United States Armed Forces seem like. This is what Vice Presidents of the United States seem like.”