This is a first for the Submarine community in any Navy, that in 2015, the US Navy will have it’s first all female submarine crew. I know that Royal Norwegian Navy was the first in the world to allow women to serve on Submarines and they even have the first female submarine captain by the name of Solveig Krey. It just goes to show the military is slowly becoming more equal and the war front is ever changing from the old days of world war 2 to now the war on terror where the front line can be anywhere. I think sooner or later by 2020, you’ll start to see women serving in all areas of the US Military including Infantry and special forces and I’ll bet anyone a case of beer that you’ll see the day where women are serving in all areas including special forces and Infantry units.
- Michelle Obama sponsors submarine (politico.com)
- Navy’s first submarine with all-female crew (rnzngunners.wordpress.com)
- Women submariners at the White House (whitehouse.blogs.cnn.com)