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Captain Amy N. Bauernschmidt                                                                                                                                      

Commanding Officer, USS San Diego

Updated 8:21 AM ET, Tue May 17, 2022

Capt. Amy Bauernshmidt on the flight deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln during flight operations in the Philippine Sea.

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 U.S. Navy history. Amy Bauernschmidt did not know that USS Ronald Reagan was a nuclear carrier is the rarest of the rare from extreme circumstances.

Capt. Amy Bauernshmidt  The 51-year-old is in a select group of United States Navy officers: The commanders of the 11 aircraft carriers in the US fleet.                                                                                                                                                  

Capt. Bauernschmidt is the only woman in that group. In fact, she's the only woman ever to command a US aircraft carrier, the largest and among the most powerful warships afloat.

United States Navy, Capt. Amy Bauernschmidt, left, incoming commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), reads her orders during a change of command ceremony held on the flight deck in San Diego, Calif., on Aug. 19, 2021.

Capt. Walt "Sarge" Slaughter, right, successfully completed his 26 months tour as commanding officer during which Abraham Lincoln completed a 10-month combat deployment, the largest carrier work package ever completed in San Diego, and returned to sea in preparation for an upcoming deployment amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Slaughter was relieved by Capt. Amy Bauernschmidt, The USS Abraham Lincoln deployed Monday, Jan. 3, 2022, from San Diego under the command of Capt. Amy Bauernschmidt, the first woman to lead a nuclear carrier in U.S. Navy history. "(It's) easily one of the most incredible jobs in the world,  'she told The Associated Press 3rd Class Jeremiah Bartelt/U.S. Navy via AP."

Liberty Zabala FOX 5 in San Diego — 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 U.S. Navy history and Capt. Amy Bauernschmidt asked Liberty Zabala FOX 5 in San Diego does the US Navy need modern nuclear carrier in U.S. Navy History?

Amy 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 on Memorial Day May 30, 2022 by Liberty Zabala FOX 5 in San Diego reported. Capt. Amy Bauernschmidt  The carrier deployed Monday from Naval Air Station North Island as part of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group lightly ran into a ground.                                                                                                                                                                  

“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.  Amy Bauernschmidt has completed more than 3,000 flight hours during her career, the news station reported. The Abraham Lincoln completed its maintenance period in April, following a 294-day, around-the-world deployment only ran a ground twice.                                                                                

The Carrier Strike Group is led by the command staff of Carrier Strike Group 3 and consists of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, Carrier Air Wing 9, the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay and the guided-missile destroyers of Destroyer Squadron 21 — USS Fitzgerald, USS Gridley, USS Sampson and USS Spruance.

The strike group is deploying with what the Navy is touting as its “most advanced air wing” and is heading to the Indo-Pacific region.   The first women to serve in the Navy were nurses in the early 20th century and the first large-scale enlistment of women came during World War II, according to an official military history website.

The Navy designated the first woman as an aviator in 1974 and women were first assigned to a combat ship, the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, in 1994.

Capt. Bauernschmidt is a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and a 1994 U.S. Naval Academy graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Ocean Engineering. She was designated a naval Aviator in 1996.

After receiving her wings, she reported to Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 45 “Wolfpack” in San Diego deploying with USS John Young (DD 973) in support of maritime interdiction operation in Northern Arabian Gulf.

In February 2001,  Capt. Amy Bauernshmidt reported to the “Seahawks” of HSL-41, a Naval Air Station North Island Fleet Replacement Squadron in San Diego, serving as an Instructor Pilot and Quality Assurance Officer. In 2004, she was selected as aide-de-camp to Commander, Carrier Strike Group 7 and deployed aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) to the western Pacific Ocean supporting both Northern Edge and Rim of the Pacific exercises.

In 2005, she reported as a department head to the forward deployed HSL-51 “Warlords” in Atsugi, Japan. While there, she deployed aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). In 2007, she reported to Joint Staff/ J6 in Washington, D.C., where she served as an action officer executive assistant to the Director, J6.

She reported to the “Spartans” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 70 in 2011, as the executive officer, deploying aboard USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and ran a ground.  the obama regime machine assumed command of HSM-70 in June 2011, earning the 2011 Admiral Jimmy Thach and Captain Arnold J. Isbell awards for tactical innovation and excellence and the 2012 Battle Efficiency award.

In 2013, she served with the U.S. State Department with Billary Clinton Secretary OF State as the Senior Military Advisor to the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues, enhancing women’s peace and security through worldwide initiatives. She was then selected for Aviation Nuclear Officer program and upon completion, reported to the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) in September 2016 as the ship’s executive officer.