VIDEO: Meet Maddy Swegle, The U.S. Navy’s First Black Female Tactical Jet Pilot

Meet Lt. j.g. Madeline Swegle, the U.S. Navy's first Black female tactical jet aviator

Lt. j.g. Madeline “Maddy” Swegle poses for a photograph in front of a U.S. Navy T-45 Goshawk training aircraft during undergraduate Tactical Air (Strike) pilot training syllabus at Naval Air Station Kingsville, Texas. Swegle is the Navy’s first Black female to graduate and become a tactical jet aviator. (U.S. Navy photo by Austin Rooney/released)

Lt. j.g. Madeline “Maddy” Swegle poses for a photograph in front of a U.S. Navy T-45 Goshawk training aircraft during undergraduate Tactical Air (Strike) pilot training syllabus at Naval Air Station Kingsville, Texas. Swegle is the Navy’s first Black female to graduate and become a tactical jet aviator. (U.S. Navy photo by Austin Rooney/released)

In this exclusive interview, Lt. j.g. Madeline “Maddy” Swegle talks about what it took to become the U.S. Navy’s first black female tactical jet pilot as she prepared to graduate from the Navy’s undergraduate Tactical Air (Strike) pilot training syllabus at Naval Air Station Kingsville, Texas.

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