View Full Version : Female SCPO to convert to submarine rating

06-28-2015, 01:57 AM
Navy Times: http://www.navytimes.com/story/military/2015/06/27/women-subs-enlisted-cadre-first-leader-clark/29294027/

Cassie Clark is realizing a dream she first had 18 years ago — the chance to qualify in submarines.

Clark is a year away from crossing the 20-year mark and as a senior chief has another six to go before mandatory retirement. She plans to spend that time as a member of the Silent Service, living a dream she first had as a young seaman.

"My first duty station out of 'A' schools was at the [personnel support detachment] at the submarine base in Bangor, Washington," she said in a June 24 phone interview. "I always liked the professionalism I saw in the submarine force, but at the time the duty was closed to me — but I do remember thinking that someday the Navy might open up this duty to women and hoping I would be able to apply when that happened and now it's here."