Lieutenant Gillian Malouw is many things - the first-ever South African female officer able to navigate a submarine, the first one in Africa and also one of very few across the globe. Gillian is paving the way for women.
Lieutenant Gillian Malouw became the very first, and only, female officer in South Africa able to navigate a submarine.
On top of that, she's also the first in Africa, and one of only a handful of female submarine officers in the world.
This is a massive achievement and Gillian can be extremely proud of herself. Mzansi certainly is!
Goodthingsguy reports that Gillian grew up in Port Elizabeth and dreamt of being in the navy from a young age.
I was a sea cadet from around Grade 7, but I was in Grade 9 when I made the decision I wanted to be in the navy. It is a very interesting environment. I think I work very well under pressure.
Gillian says she applied to be a submarine officer because she loves the sea so much and wanted to serve her country.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Gillian isn't stopping at being the first female submarine officer - she wants to be the commander one day.
Of course, for any officer that is the ultimate goal… this is just the start.
Now that's #WomanPower to inspire nations!
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