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Bette Bolivar

A 1985 Naval Academy graduate, Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar retired in 2021 after serving as commander, Navy Region Southwest. Designated as a naval special operations officer, Bolivar served aboard four salvage ships, and was commanding officer of USS Salvor (ARS 52). In 2003, she became the first woman to command Mobile Diving Salvage Unit One. Among her many personal awards, she was a 2005 inductee into the Women Divers Hall of Fame.

Last Updated: 29 March 2023



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