Madeline Swegle Wiki – Madeline Swegle Biography
Lieutenant Madeline Swegle writes history as she prepares to become the first Black female fighter pilot in the US Navy.
U.S. Navy Announces First-Ever Black Female Tactical Jet Pilot https://t.co/dPKZ7vgtck Lt. Madeline Swegle is set to become the first Black female fighter pilot in the U.S. Navy’s 110 history of aviation.
— Marie Henley (@mariehenley17) July 12, 2020
The US Navy this week Lieutenant J.G. Madeline Swegle would be the first Black female tactical fighter pilot.
Lieutenant Madeline Swegle will soon become the first Black female fighter pilot, hitting new heights in the US Navy.
BZ to Lt. j.g. Madeline Swegle on completing the Tactical Air (Strike) aviator syllabus. Swegle is the @USNavy’s first known Black female TACAIR pilot and will receive her Wings of Gold later this month. HOOYAH! @FlyNavy @NASKPAO #ForgedByTheSea #CNATRA #CNATRAgrads pic.twitter.com/FKSlURWQhJ
— Naval Air Training (@CNATRA) July 9, 2020
On Thursday, Navy Air Training Chief celebrated Swegle on Twitter with “BZ”; which means “resetting the Tactical Air (Strike) aviator curriculum” or “BZ”, which means well done.
“Swegle is @ USNavy’s first known Black female TACAIR pilot and will receive her Golden Wings by the end of this month.”
Along with the message, there were two pictures of Swegle wearing his pilot’s uniform.
In one of the images, Swegle smiles next to a T-45C Goshawk training plane, and in another photo it appears that he left the plane after completing his undergraduate curriculum.
According to the military newspaper Stars and Stripes, Virginia native graduated from the US Naval Academy in 2017.
According to the Navy, Swegle is currently assigned to the 21 Redhawks of the Training Fleet in Kingsville, Texas, and will reward her golden wings with a ceremony on July 31, according to the Navy.
Rear Adm Navy information chief Paula D. Dunn applauded Swegle on social media and wrote that she was “very proud” of the graduate. “Go ahead and kick your ass,” he wrote.
“Every day of your life is just my sister, boss,” wrote Swegle’s sister on Twitter.
His brother added, “He doesn’t even cover his pride.”
Swegle’s success came 45 years after Rosemary Mariner was the first woman to fly tactical jets in the Navy in 1974.
Very proud of LTJG Swegle. Go forth and kick butt. https://t.co/Fmleo7Ajd3
— RDML Paula Dunn (@ViceCHINFO) July 9, 2020
Mariner, who died in January 1990 last year, was also the first woman to command an operational air fleet during the Desert Storm Operation.
According to Women in Aviation, Brenda E. Robinson graduated from the Navy Aviation Officer Candidate School, the first African-American woman and won her wings in 1980.