Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams became the first Black female Surgeon General, who is not a doctor.
Indian-American Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy from Obama’s era was replaced by his deputy, Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams, one of the first Black nurses to occupy this position.
Many are misguided by the titles calling Trent-Adams a nurse. Before the appointment, this nurse served as an advisor for the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and the Chief Nurse Officer of the U.S. Public Health Service, so no one can claim she lacks expertise.
Admiral Trent-Adams has been in an acting role since Friday evening when her portrait was added to the Surgeon General’s Twitter account.
Our sincere congratulations to Sylvia Trent-Adams! We expect great accomplishments from this wonderful woman.