Biden administration appointee Rachel Levine was sworn in today, Tuesday, October 19th, as the nation’s first transgender four-star officer, the administration announced. Levine, who is a biological male, was first appointed U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health before being sworn in as an admiral of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. The USPHSCC is a 6,000-person task force that responds to health crises on behalf of the federal government, and is charged with such things as administering COVID vaccines and caring for people in the aftermath of hurricanes, etc. Levine is also the organization's first-ever “female” four-star admiral and the country’s highest ranking openly transgender official.
Levine hasn’t fully transitioned. In fact, “she” looks remarkably like a middle-aged man, largely because “she” is one. Although “she” does look good in pearls. But, really, who doesn’t?
As four-star admirals go, Levine is no Chester W. Spruance or William F. “Bull” Halsey. But, thankfully, “she” isn’t Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, or Chief of Naval Operations. Let’s hope Levine puts more effort into “her” new job than “she” does in appearing to be a woman.
Levine wishes to present as a cow, but that’s just bull. Apologies to Admiral Halsey.