Aviator vying to be Navy's first female CO of an aircraft carrier
A naval aviator is in the running to become the Navy’s first female commanding officer of an aircraft carrier in the service’s history. Capt. Amy Bauernschmidt is the executive officer of the carrier Abraham Lincoln, one of 11 aircraft carriers stationed around the world. She reported to the Lincoln in September 2016 and is the first woman in naval history to hold the title of executive officer aboard a nuclear warship.