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Wed Dec 23, 2020, 10:00 PM

First woman to command a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier slated to lead USS Abraham Lincoln

Source: San Diego Union-Tribune

Capt. Amy Bauernschmidt previously served as the carrier’s executive officer

Navy Capt. Amy Bauernschmidt, who was selected earlier in December to be the first woman to command a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, has been assigned command of the San Diego-base USS Abraham Lincoln, the Navy announced Wednesday.

Bauernschmidt previously served as the Lincoln’s executive officer — another first for a woman — from 2016-2019. After leaving the Lincoln, Bauernschmidt served as the commanding officer of the amphibious transport dock USS San Diego, a command she left in October.

“I am incredibly honored and humbled to be selected,” Bauernschmidt said in a statement. “I love leading sailors and I take that responsibility extremely seriously.”

Bauernschmidt graduated from the Naval Academy in 1994. Women from that class, the Navy said, were the first to serve on combatant ships and aircraft. She trained as a helicopter pilot and spent much of her early flying career with helicopter squadrons at Naval Air Station North Island.

Read more: https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/military/story/2020-12-23/first-woman-to-command-a-nuclear-powered-aircraft-carrier-slated-to-lead-san-diego-based-uss-abraham-lincoln

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Reply First woman to command a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier slated to lead USS Abraham Lincoln (Original post)
Zorro Dec 2020 OP
JohnnyRingo Dec 2020 #1
musclecar6 Dec 2020 #2
Auggie Dec 2020 #3
electric_blue68 Dec 2020 #4
dware Dec 2020 #5
hack89 Dec 2020 #8
dware Dec 2020 #9
Nitram Dec 2020 #6
Talitha Dec 2020 #7
pfitz59 Dec 2020 #10
ProfessorGAC Dec 2020 #11
whistler162 Dec 2020 #12

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Dec 23, 2020, 11:10 PM

1. This is a big deal.

I don't think the Navy would let me command a CV, and I'm a man.

Kidding aside, I'm sure this is a big deal in the service and quite an honor and responsibility for anyone. Ceilings are being broken every day, and they don't get much higher than this. It really wasn't that long ago women were considered bad luck on a warship.

I'll bet her name tag goes all the way across to her sleeve though.

thanx for posting!.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 02:51 AM

2. Congrats



I'm a life long women's advocate and am always thrilled to see women reach new heights. My wife, daughter, sister, neice and other important women in my life, all sgree.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 04:46 AM

3. K&R!

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Thu Dec 24, 2020, 05:52 AM

4. Another step forward! 👍👏👏

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 09:46 AM

5. Now they need to assign a woman to command

a Boomer or an H/K sub or both.

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Response to dware (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 05:44 PM

8. It will be 10-15 years before that happens

Women have only just started serving on subs and only on the boomers.

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Response to hack89 (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 08:20 PM

9. Oh I agree with you,

it won't happen any time soon, but sooner or later, it will happen.

I understand women serving on the Boomers, they're a lot bigger, so, not so tight quarters whereas, H/K's are smaller and less space for the crew.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 11:18 AM

6. Yeah!

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 02:14 PM

7. Another glass ceiling shattered.

This time, by one of Wisconsin's own!

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Dec 25, 2020, 05:51 PM

10. She flew the same helo as I did.

Right around the time I moved on... My last ship was The Abe.

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Fri Dec 25, 2020, 07:41 PM

11. Saw That On WGN Morning News

I think it was yesterday when I saw that.
This is very cool.
I worked with a guy who went to HS (and still friends) with a woman who rose to the rank of General in the army.
She was commander of a big base, I think in KY. But, not sure exactly where.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Dec 25, 2020, 08:11 PM

12. Hope she does better than this Captain


https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/the-obstinate-lighthouse/

"Americans: “THIS IS THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN, THE SECOND LARGEST SHIP IN THE UNITED STATES’ ATLANTIC FLEET. WE ARE ACCOMPANIED BY THREE DESTROYERS, THREE CRUISERS AND NUMEROUS SUPPORT VESSELS. I DEMAND THAT YOU CHANGE YOUR COURSE 15 DEGREES NORTH. THAT’S ONE-FIVE DEGREES NORTH, OR COUNTER MEASURES WILL BE UNDERTAKEN TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THIS SHIP.”

Canadians: “This is a lighthouse. Your call.”"

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