A piece of history slipped by in the night a little while ago. To quote USNI News:
“Last night, two of our forward-deployed ships, the USS Porter (DDG-78) and the USS Ross (DDG-71), conducted strikes into Syria. . . . I just want to say that the commanding officers of both those ships, Russ Caldwell and Andria Slough, performed magnificently, along with their crews,” said Admiral Michelle Howard, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe.
The historic part is not the missile attack, or even that two of the three commanders mentioned are women. What is historic is that the “two of the three are women” part was not news.