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You need to practice. You need to be serious about it. By the end of the first two weeks we were down to thirteen. I survived this attrition by smiling the whole way through physical training and working myself to death.

Only catch, I had to go to Navy diving school. Then he informed me there was one other bit of news that went with this diving school stuff. I would be the first female officer to ever go through. My Dad was a Navy Seabee qualified in underwater demolition, and I knew what Navy diving school meant. To make a naval career in diving medicine, I had to become qualified in submarines.

A dive school classmate found a submarine commanding officer willing to have a woman undersea medical officer to care for his crew. Because I was willing to go down in the bilges, through sonar domes, crawl up inside a missile and learn whatever the crew was willing to teach… [I] broke down any barriers the crew may have had when I initially appeared on deck.

Divers train and dive in teams. Divers working in the water are supported by their shipmates on the surface. Teamwork is at the core of everything divers do. Everyone went through the same rigors of physical training. Navy diving is based up on a buddy system. Your life depends upon that buddy in the water with you. You have to trust them in their knowledge and ability, as well as they have to trust you to take care of them if things go sideways.

The result is that the Navy diving community is another family within the Navy family. Learn more about the women divers originally featured in this exhibit and other female Navy divers who also helped pave the way.

In , she became the first woman to qualify as a submarine rescue chamber operator, and was the first woman to command the Consolidated Divers Unit in San Diego from She was inducted into the Women Divers Hall of Fame in Master Chief Mary Bonnin earned her initial diving qualification in When she graduated from First Class Diving School in at the top of her class, she received the Honor Person designation and became the first woman to qualify as a Diver First Class.

During the seven years she spent as a Navy diving instructor, Master Chief Bonnin trained more than 1, divers. In , she earned the title of Master Diver and remains the only woman to do so. Rear Admiral Bette Bolivar earned her initial diving qualification in In , she took command of Navy Region Southwest. She earned her doctorate in medicine in and became a qualified Diving Medical Officer in In she became one of the first women qualified in submarines.

In she became board certified in Undersea Medicine. Kati Garner was the first woman to graduate U. She served as Salvage Officer for the U. Naval Station Great Lakes, Illinois. Navy Professional Reading Program. Navy Supply Corps School. PMA Training Systems.

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