“They were extremely happy when we found out on Monday that we were selected, because I feel like that’s going to be the same experience we’re going to have in the fleet to some extent — because we’ve lived with these guys for four years and they’re like our brothers in many ways,” Midshipman Lyles said.
Several of the women said they’re just excited to be heading for leadership roles in the military, and the chance to serve on a submarine is a plus.
“Mostly, I think we’re excited about just serving in whatever role the Navy needs, and this happens to be a special time in the Navy, and the stars kind of aligned for our class group,” said Midshipman Laura Martindale of Roselle, Ill.
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