In a historic and groundbreaking move, President Joe Biden has selected Admiral Lisa Franchetti to assume the top position in the U.S. Navy. If confirmed, she will etch her name in history as the first woman to hold this esteemed position within the Navy and become the inaugural female appointee to the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Currently serving as the vice chief of naval operations, Adm. Franchetti’s impressive career spans back to 1985 when she began her journey in the Armed Forces. Throughout her illustrious tenure, she has undertaken significant roles such as Commander of U.S. Naval Forces Korea, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Warfighting Development, and direct for Strategy, Plans, and Policy of the Joint Staff.
Basil M. Russo, the national president of Italians Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA), expressed unequivocal support for Adm. Franchetti, applauding her incredible achievements. ISDA, which has been shining a spotlight on distinguished women of Italian descent, recognizes the indispensable role of such individuals in shaping Italian America’s identity through tenacity, devotion, brilliance, and leadership. Adm. Franchetti’s nomination stands as a testament to her excellence, and ISDA expects a swift confirmation process in Congress from her esteemed peers.
As the nation awaits the outcome of the confirmation process, the nomination of Admiral Lisa Franchetti marks a monumental step forward, breaking barriers and inspiring generations to come.