KINGS BAY, Ga. - Lt j.g. Marquette Leveque of USS Wyoming (SSBN 742) (Gold), signs her command's copy of Admiral Eugene B. Fluckey's Thunder Below! after receiving her submarine officer warfare device Dec. 5 at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay. Leveque is one of three Sailors to become the first female unrestricted line officers to qualify in submarines. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class(SW) James Kimber) US Navy
KINGS BAY, Ga. -- In a brief pinning ceremony Wednesday at Kings Bay
Naval Submarine Base, Lieutenant Junior Grade Marquette Leveque became
one of the first Navy female officers in history to be deemed qualified
to operate a submarine.
The 24-year-old Leveque is a chemistry and radiological controls assistant assigned to the USS Wyoming.
Two other women qualified in pinning ceremonies on Wednesday.
Until 2011, women were prohibited from working on submarines. Today, 24 serve on submarines.
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