First Female Submarine Officer
(Schleswig-Holstein, Germany) Meet the first female officer on a German Navy submarine, Janine Asseln.
Since the beginning of the year, 27-year-old Asseln has held the role of fourth watch officer on the U-31 Delta.Heh. As an ex-sailor, I recall that there was absolutely no privacy onboard a submarine. Good luck to Ms.Asseln.
She is the only woman in the German navy to be granted a commission on a submarine. Traditionally it was believed a female presence onboard brought bad luck.
“Anyone can handle being above water,” said Asseln, whose father and grandfather were both in the navy, and inspired her career choice.