05 January 2022

Navy officer Bauernschmidt becomes 1st woman to command US nuclear carrier.

The USS Abraham Lincoln deployed this week from San Diego under the command of Capt Amy Bauernschmidt, the first woman to lead a nuclear carrier in US Navy history.

Bauernschmidt, who previously served as the Abraham Lincoln's executive officer from 2016 to 2019, took over command from Capt Walt Slaughter during a ceremony last August, CBS 8 in San Diego reported.

The carrier deployed Monday from Naval Air Station North Island as part of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group.

There is no more humbling sense of responsibility than to know you are entrusted with the care of the people who have chosen to protect our nation, Bauernschmidt said, according to a Navy news release. Thank you, Capt. Slaughter, for turning over the finest ship in the fleet.

Bauernschmidt previously served as the commanding officer of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 70 and the amphibious transport dock San Diego.

She has completed more than 3,000 flight hours during her career, the news station reported.

Source: www.business-standard.com

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