In the United States, for the first time in the history of the country’s naval forces, the command of a nuclear aircraft carrier was entrusted to a woman. Captain Amy Bauernschmidt was appointed in command of the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln in December 2020. On Monday, August 23, German media reported on her inauguration in the city of San Diego on August 19, accompanied by a ceremony.
Over 3000 hours of flight time in naval aviation
Amy Bauernschmidt is 49 years old. She is a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. According to the online publication Task & Purpose, after women were allowed to serve on board warships, Bauernschmidt became one of the first graduates of the naval academy in 1994. She then served as a naval pilot and flew over 3,000 hours in total.
In 2016, Bauernschmidt was named senior assistant in command of the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln, the first woman in history to hold this position. From November 2019 to October 2020, she commanded the dock ship San Diego.
The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln has been in service with the US Navy since 1989. This vessel can carry up to 85 aircraft at a time.