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July 28, 1999 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Rear Adm. Evelyn J. Fields was sworn in in Washington as the first female and first black commander of the NOAA Corps, a small uniformed service that operates ships and aircraft used to study the weather, oceans and fish. "I am proud to have such a visionary and outstanding officer . . . lead the NOAA Corps," Commerce Secretary Bill Daley said at her induction ceremony. Fields was the first woman to command an oceangoing federal ship.
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July 28, 1999 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Rear Adm. Evelyn J. Fields was sworn in in Washington as the first female and first black commander of the NOAA Corps, a small uniformed service that operates ships and aircraft used to study the weather, oceans and fish. "I am proud to have such a visionary and outstanding officer . . . lead the NOAA Corps," Commerce Secretary Bill Daley said at her induction ceremony. Fields was the first woman to command an oceangoing federal ship.
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