CDR Bette Bolivar , 2005
CDR Bette Bolivar has been a Navy Diving Officer since 1988 and since then has excelled as a leader in Navy Diving. She became the fourth women to take command of a Navy Diving and Salvage ship when she became the Commanding Officer of USS SALVOR in 1998 and led her crew through a 6-month Western Pacific deployment. During that time, the ship salvage two crashed Navy Fighters off the coast of Korea. She then became only the second women to take command of a Navy Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit in 2003. She is a highly decorated Naval Officer and accomplished SCUBA, Surface Supplied Air and Mixed Gas Diver and Salvage Officer.