LTJG Swegle is assigned to the Redhawks of VT 21 at the Texas base. Her achievement comes as pilots have said the Navy's aviation community needs more diversity in its ranks.
A 2018 investigation by Military.com revealed that Black pilots are rare in the service, particularly in fighter units. According to Navy data provided that year, just 1.9% of all pilots assigned to the F/A-18 Hornet, EA-18 Growler, E-2 Hawkeye and C-2 Greyhound were Black.
Women also make up a small percentage of aviators in the service. As of 2018, the Navy had 765 female pilots, less than 7% of all pilots across the ranks, according to the Pensacola News Journal.
《美國軍事新聞網站》在2018年進行的一項調查顯示，非裔飛行員在海軍很罕見，特別是戰鬥機單位。依當年海軍提供的數據，派任F / A-18「大黃蜂」、EA-18「咆哮者」、E-2「鷹眼」等攻擊機，及C-2「灰狗」運輸機所有的飛行員中，只有1.9％為非裔軍官。
Training Squadron 21.
The VT-21 Redhawks, under the command of Training Air Wing Two, is one of the four strike jet training squadrons in operation today.