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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

First Female Enlisted Sailors to Serve Aboard Submarine USS Michigan Selected

USS Michigan (SSGN 727)The Navy selected the first 38 enlisted female sailors to serve aboard a submarine, the service announced on Monday.

Four chief petty officers and 34 petty officers were selected from a pool of applicants that spanned 31 different ratings both at sea and ashore, according to a Navy statement.

“We couldn’t be more pleased with the amount of interest shown by enlisted women in wanting the opportunity to serve in the undersea warfare domain,” Rear Adm. Charles Richard, commander of Submarine Group 10 and of the Enlisted Women in Submarines Task Force, said in the Navy statement.

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