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CAPT (ret) Rosemary Mariner


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While I did not know her well, I did report to LCDR Mariner for several months while she was doing a DH tour down in Kingsville in "85. I flew with her once, serving as IP on an OCF IUT flight (always fun for those folks who weren't spinning jets on a regular basis).

I recall seeing her years later on Nightline or some program similar to that. When asked about how her male peers regarded female naval aviators, CAPT Mariner replied that 10 percent fought against you, 10 percent went out of their way to give you every advantage, and the rest didn't care about your gender as long as you did your job.


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In a bit of linguistic irony, it will be a "missing man formation" in multiple ways. :)

Good to see.