Chief medical officer

Rear Adm. Erica Schwartz to take over as chief medical officer

Today, Rear Adm. Erica Schwartz took the reigns as the service’s chief medical officer, and as a result, was promoted to the rank of rear admiral from the rank of captain. As the chief medical officer, Schwartz is responsible for the entirety of the Coast Guard’s health care system, including 42 clinics and 150 sick bays.