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Transgender HHS Official Rachel Levine Named ‘First-Ever Female Four-Star Admiral’ in Public Health Corps

The Biden administration’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Tuesday publicly announced that Rachel Levine, the transgender assistant secretary of health for HHS, had been named the nation’s first openly transgender four-star officer across any of the eight uniformed services of the United States. According to the press release, this makes Levin, a biological male, the “highest ranking official in the USPHS Commissioned Corps and its first-ever female four-star admiral.”

Dr. Rachel Levine (Tom Brenner - Pool / Getty)