Biden nominated women to head of two commands
US President Joe Biden announced that he nominated General Jacqueline Van Ovost for US Transport Command (TRANSCOM) and General Laura Richardson for US Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) on International Women’s Day.
Van Ovost and Richardson will be the second and third women to hold such a high military position in the history of the country, after Lori Jean Robinson, who was appointed Northern Command in 2016, if their nominations were approved by the Senate.
Speaking yesterday at the White House on International Women’s Day, Biden addressed Van Ovost and Richardson as “two distinguished and highly qualified warriors and patriots”, saying, “Today is International Women’s Day and we should see and appreciate the achievements of these two pioneers. ” said.