Bornschmidt previously served as commanding officer of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 70 and Amphibious Transport Dock San Diego.
Captain Amy Bornschmidt
The USS Abraham Lincoln ship this week deployed from San Diego under the command of Captain Amy Bornschmidt, the first woman in US Navy history to lead a nuclear carrier. Bornschmidt, who previously served as Abraham Lincoln’s executive officer from 2016 to 2019, took over from Captain Walt Slaughter during a ceremony last August, CBS 8 reported in San Diego.
The carrier deployed Monday from Naval Air Station North Island as part of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group. According to a Navy news release, Bornschmidt said, ‘Isn’t there a more humbling sense of responsibility to know that you have been entrusted with the care of those who have chosen to defend our nation? He added, “Thank you, Captain Slaughter, for changing the best ship in the fleet.”
Served as commanding officer of Diego
Bornschmidt previously served as commanding officer of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 70 and Amphibious Transport Dock San Diego. The news station reported that he completed more than 3,000 flying hours during his career. Abraham Lincoln completed its maintenance period in April, after a 294-day, worldwide deployment. The Carrier Strike Group is led by the command staff of Carrier Strike Group 3 and includes the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, Carrier Air Wing 9, the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay and the guided-missile destroyers of Destroyer Squadron 21. .
The strike group is deploying the Navy as its “most advanced air wing” and is heading towards the Indo-Pacific region. Captain Amy Bornschmidt of the US Navy created history by becoming the first woman commander of a nuclear aircraft carrier . Bornschmidt recently took charge of one of the largest US Navy warships ‘Abraham Lincoln’ in San Diego.
Served as Lincoln’s Executive Officer in 2016 and 2019
The report said that Wisconsin state’s Amy Bornschmidt served as Lincoln’s executive officer between 2016 and 2019. This was also her historic achievement as a woman officer. According to the US Navy website, Bornschmidt has also commanded the transport dock USS San Diego and Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 70.
“What could be a more humble sense of responsibility than that you have been entrusted with the care of those who have chosen us to defend the nation,” a statement from Bornschmidt, available on the US Navy site, said.