The US Navy has welcomed its first Black feminine Tactical Plane pilot.
“MAKING HISTORY!” the US Navy tweeted on Thursday in response to a publish that Lt. j.g. Madeline Swegle had accomplished naval flight faculty and would later this month obtain the flight officer insignia generally known as the “Wings of Gold”.
The Naval Air Coaching Command tweeted that Swegle is the Navy’s “first identified Black feminine TACAIR pilot”.
In accordance with Stars and Stripes, Swegle is from Burke, Virginia, and graduated from the US Naval Academy in 2017.
Officers mentioned she is assigned to the Redhawks of Coaching Squadron 21 in Kingsville, Texas.
Swegle’s milestone comes greater than 45 years after Rosemary Mariner in 1974 grew to become the primary lady to fly a tactical fighter jet, in response to information retailers.