A woman commands a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier for the first time

A woman commands a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier for the first time

In 26 years of service, Amy Bauernschmidt promoted to captain of a nuclear aircraft carrier.

Female captain Amy Bauernschmidt will command the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln starting in 2022. At her command will get more than five thousand sailors and officers. In 26 years, she rose from private to captain of a giant ship.

But Amy began her career not as a sailor but as a deck helicopter pilot. In 1994, she graduated from the prestigious U.S. Naval Academy. After that she was enrolled in the Naval Air Corps. It was in 1994 that the U.S. allowed women to serve in the Navy and in aviation. She says it was this law that changed her whole life, defined a clear goal.