President Donald Trump posted a Friday afternoon tweet in which he expressed gratitude on behalf of the nation to the U.S. Navy’s first female admiral, Alene Duerk, who recently passed away.

“The @USNavy’s first female Admiral, Alene Duerk once said: ‘It was a nice distinction to have, and to be recognized as the first, but I wanted to make certain that I used that notoriety to do as much positive as I could.’ Alene did just that, and America is forever grateful!” Trump tweeted.