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Victoria Anne Cassano

Capt. Victoria Anne Cassano was the first woman to become a qualified diving medical officer in 1985. She completed Submarine SCUBA School in Groton, Connecticut, in 1982, then earned her doctorate in medicine in 1984. In 1987, she became one of the first woman to earn a submarine warfare medical corps qualification or “dolphins.” Cassano later became the first woman to command the Naval Undersea Medical Institute from 2000-2003. In 2004 she became board-certified in undersea medicine. She was inducted into the Women Divers Hall of Fame in 2004.

Last Updated: 29 March 2023



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