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Health Appointee Rachel Levine Named Four-Star Admiral Under Biden Administration

Levine previously served as Pennsylvania's health secretary before being appointed by President Biden to a federal position

The U.S. assistant secretary for health Rachel Levine is the highest-ranking transgendered person in the uniform services after being sworn in as a four-star admiral.

The Biden administration announced on Oct. 19 that Levine would be sworn in as the  U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps on the same day. Levine will have command of a “6,000-person force that responds to health crises on behalf of the federal government, including administering coronavirus vaccines and delivering care after hurricanes,” reports Greenwich Times

The Public Health Service Commissioned Corps is one of eight uniformed services in the United States, including the Army, the Marines Corps, the Navy, the Air Force, the Space Force, the Coast Guard, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps. The Public Health Service Commissioned Corps specifically handles medical issues.

Several media outlets report that Levine is considered the organization’s first female four-star officer.

“This is a momentous occasion, and I am honored to take this role for the impact I can make and for the historic nature of what it symbolizes,” Levine said in a speech at her swearing-in ceremony. “I stand on the shoulders of those LGBTQ+ individuals who came before me, both those known and unknown. May this appointment today be the first of many more to come, as we create a diverse and more inclusive future.”

“Admiral Levine’s historic appointment as the first openly transgender four-star officer is a giant step forward towards equality as a nation,” Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said in a statement.

The 50-year-old pediatrician previously served as Pennsylvania’s health secretary after being appointed by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf in 2017. Levine studied at Harvard University and Tulane Medical School and works as a professor in pediatrics at Penn State College of Medicine.

Levine has no military training or experience, but is the child of an Air Force veteran during World War II.

The doctor was narrowly confirmed as a senior health official in a vote of 52-48 in March after being appointed by President Joe Biden.

Some Republicans raised concerns about Levine’s handling of the coronavirus response in Pennsylvania, including nursing home deaths, and cast doubt on whether she deserves a promotion,” per Fox News.

Additionally, during the hearings, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) asked Levine to address the “genital mutilation” of minors who could be “confused” about gender identity and seek to take hormones or want surgery to alter their body.

“Transgender medicine is a very complex and nuanced field with robust research and standards of care that have been developed,” Levine said, without giving a specific stance on the issue. 

Born male, Levine has two children and transitioned in 2011.

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13 responses to “Health Appointee Rachel Levine Named Four-Star Admiral Under Biden Administration”

  1. mmsuchy92 says:

    This military title is about as real as the idea that Levine’s body mutilation actually makes them a woman.

  2. prcntm says:

    Yeah. Okay. I’m going to be a bit mean here. For the last few years, these activist groups have been foaming at the mouth trying to gain power so they can run the country the way they want and “fix it” to their standards. Finally, this country has given them that power. And since they have taken that power, we have seen supply shortages, horrible border security, a worsening medical state, numerous scandals, a lurch toward hyperinflation, the destruction of our local manufacturing capabilities, a worsening labor shortage at a time when our economy should be recovering, a developing energy crisis, and a military that seems to not care at all about the militaristic aspects of their job. This list is by no means complete.

    They have basically created a national version of the No-Go Zone in Seattle. They blocked off a section of the city, bled themselves dry of resources, made their borders porous to being in fresh resources, let lawlessness get to the point of allowing murder, and when it was finally broken down they blamed others for its failure.

    It’s like they don’t understand that if they destroy the system that has been protecting them, they’ll get hurt when it’s no longer capable of doing so.

    I need that meme: “I don’t want to live on this planet anymore”

  3. Night_Coder says:

    You know what this means? She’s overdue for a fitness exam. Better start running!

  4. Swiftmind says:

    Wait in the middle of the article is this,
    “Levine has no military training or experience, but is the child of an Air Force veteran during World War II.”

    Levine has no military experience. Why was she accepted to be a 4 star admiral?! That makes no sense. She is not a military person. China is just laughing at us with stuff like this.

  5. Devilsgun says:

    I can see the parody now – this Bib Fortuna looking “woman” approaches Jabba the Hut’s throne (played by Joe Biden) and accepts the admiralty from the bumbling jackass as Kamala Harris, in the role of Jabba’s weird pet monkey thing, cackles madly and some poor random underage girl in a slave Leia outfit struggles against the chain that binds her to Gropin’ Joe the Hut. He laughs with a weak, whispery laugh before eating some weird space frog thing as he drops a green dancing girl into Hunter Biden’s pit.

  6. unspecialnoob says:

    There’s nothing a man can do better than a woman. Except be a woman. Apparently…

  7. unspecialnoob says:

    What are you wearing, “Jake from State Farm?”

  8. MikeIke says:

    Well…….that happened. At least Trump is gone. I hated having money under him. He created tyranny of money for us. Much rather have no money and he’s “wo”man admiral. China should be shaking. Lol

  9. pandusa says:

    Feel pretty much the same. Then, I look at the little kids and say” Oh Hell No” ! The clown show is deflating… and these are the dramatic death throes…22 cometh.

  10. Maiafay says:

    Clown World 4: Ultimate Clown

    Chills and Thrills in this ULTIMATE sequel to Clown World 3: Red-Nosed Brandon – as our nefarious villain BRANDON gains a new partner of DEATH in his murderous spree across the once peaceful country of Clownland. Prepare yourself for a lethal and dramatic showdown as Clownland’s military fight to the bitter end against the villainous takeover of their society!

  11. Pahootee says:

    Well he’s a dude so….

  12. Vashts1985 says:

    i dont want to live in this society any longer.

  13. SivaGeist says: