Presentation by Barbara (Bobbie) Scholley (CAPT, USN retired)

Date of Event: Wednesday April 14th at 7pm

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* Trans World Airlines Flight 800 (TWA 800) was a Boeing 747-100 that exploded and crashed into the Atlantic near East Moriches, New York, on July 17, 1996 12 minutes after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport on a scheduled international passenger flight to Rome.

US Navy (USN) Bobbie Scholley

Capt ScholleyBobbie served in the US Navy from 1981 to 2005. She is designated as Surface Warfare Officer, Special Operations Officer, Diving and Salvage Officer. She commanded USS Bolster (ARS 38), Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit TWO, and Naval Weapons Station, Earle, NJ. She was the fourth women to command a US Naval ship.

Bobbie was one of the senior diving leaders during the TWA Flight 800 salvage operation in 1996 and the USS Cole (DDG 67) recovery effort in Adan, Yemen in 2000. In 2001 and 2002, she led the USS Monitor salvage expeditions.

She holds a Master of Science Degree in National Resource Management from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and an honorary Doctor of Science Degree from Illinois State University. She is a member of the Illinois State University, College of Science Hall of Fame and a member and former Chairman of the Board of the Women Divers Hall of Fame.

Today, Bobbie serves as a consult, routinely speaking in public. She and her husband are the very proud parents of amazing twin daughters who will graduate from high school this spring.