Lieutenant J.G. Madeline Swegle made history earlier this month when she became the nation’s “first known” Black female tactical jet pilot.
Swegle completed the undergraduate Tactical Air (Strike) pilot training Tuesday, July 7, paving the way for her to fly aircraft like the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, the F-35C Joint Strike Fighter or the EA-18G Growler.
Rear Admiral Paula Dunn, the Navy’s Vice Chief of Information, offered praise for Swegle on Twitter and encouraged her to “go forth and kick butt.”
Swegle, a 2017 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, is currently assigned to…