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Alicia Aitken

Master Chief Storekeeper Alicia Aitken was a pre-commissioning crew member, plank owner, and the first command master chief of USS Grapple (T ARS 53) — all during a time when few women were allowed to serve aboard ships. She served aboard Grapple from 1985-1991.

Last Updated: 29 March 2023



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