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For the first time, the US Navy has appointed a woman Capt. Amy Bauernschmidt to command a US nuclear-powered aircraft carrier.

Summary

This article, by Alex Wilson, which appears on the website Military.Comreports that for the first time, a woman, Capt. Amy Bauernschmidt, has been appointed to command a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier The USS Abraham Lincoln. This article makes the following points about Capt Bauernschmidt:
  • Graduated from the Naval Academy in 1994.
  • Earned a Masters at Naval War College.
  • Has over 3000 flying hours as a pilot.
  • In 1996 was the first female executive officer aboard a nuclear-powered carrier.

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