Trailblazing Indian-American US Navy veteran Shanti Sethi has joined Vice President Kamala Harris’s workplace as her govt secretary and defence adviser, in line with a media report.
Shanti Sethi, the primary Indian-American commander of a significant US Navy fight ship, just lately joined Vice President Harris’s workplace, Politico quoted Vice President’s senior adviser Herbie Ziskend as saying.
In her new function, Shanti Sethi coordinates National Security Adviser documentation throughout the Office of the Vice President, in line with her LinkedIn profile.
Shanti Sethi commanded the guided-missile destroyer, USS Decatur, from December 2010 to May 2012. She was additionally the primary feminine commander of a US naval vessel to go to India.
When she joined the Navy in 1993, the fight exclusion legislation was nonetheless in impact so she was restricted in what she may do. However, when she was an officer, the Exclusion Act was lifted.
“I was able to move on to have a career path that was much more open to me because I was going into this very male-dominated environment,” Shanti Sethi instructed USA Today in an interview final yr.
Shanti Sethi’s father immigrated to the US from India within the early 1960s.
Kamala Harris is the first-ever individual of Indian origin to be elected because the Vice President of the United States.
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