LCDR Linda C. Hubbell USNR (Ret), 2005
Linda completed PADI Open Water Certification in 1972 while studying Marine Biology. Commissioned in the Navy in 1974 she worked in hydro acoustics; in 1976 she attended US Navy 2nd Class Diving School, becoming the first woman officer certified a US Navy SCUBA Diver. She was involved with Navy's mammal research programs; research studies associated in restoration of the reef system in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii; Marine Fouling Studies, Environmental Impact Studies for the Hawaiian Islands and Marine Mammal Medical Research. In 1979 she dove JIM and MK12. Today Linda continues to conduct research supporting the Department of Defense.