Rear Admiral Fagan assumed the duties of First District Commander in May 2014. She oversees all Coast Guard missions across eight states in the Northeast including over 2,000 miles of Coastline from the U.S.-Canadian border to northern New Jersey and 1300 miles
Her previous assignment was as the Deputy Director of Operations for Headquarters United States Northern Command. Admiral Fagan has 30 years of extensive experience. Prior to assignment to NORTHCOM, she served as the Commander, Sector New York. Sector New York is the Coast Guard's largest shore-based operational unit with responsibility for all Coast Guard missions in the greater New York metropolitan area.
Additional operational assignments include deck watch officer on board the USCGC Polar Star, Marine Inspector-Marine Safety Office Puget Sound, Marine Investigating Officer-Marine Safety Office Mobile, Marine Inspector-Marine Safety Office New Orleans, Industry Training with the New Orleans Steamboat Company, Chief of Port Operations at Marine Safety Office Savannah, and Executive Officer-Marine Inspection Office/Activities Europe in Rotterdam.
Admiral Fagan has extensive interagency as well as intergovernmental experience. She has worked with both the International Maritime Organization and International Labor Organization on flag state and port state issues including development of the International Ship and Port Security Code (ISPS), and the Consolidated Maritime Labor Convention.