|Sarah Deal Burrow|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Marine Corps|
|Years of service||1992 - present|
Deal earned a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace flight technology from Kent State University in 1992. She was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps in May 1992. Though she had already earned her pilot's license while in college, the Marine Corps did not yet have any female aviators. After Basic School at Quantico, she attended air traffic control school. When U.S. military policy was changed to allow women to fly combat aircraft in 1993, Deal requested to become an aviator. She was selected for training in July 1993. She began her flight training at Naval Air Station Pensacola in the T-34C Turbo Mentor aircraft. She went on to helicopter training in the TH-57 Sea Ranger helicopter and earned her aviator's wings on April 21, 1995.
Deal completed her active duty service in 2004 and transferred to the Marine Corps Reserve. In May 2006, Deal was assigned to HMH-769 where she serves as a reserve CH-53E pilot. LtCol Deal is married to Philip M. Burrow, a former Navy F-14 Tomcat pilot who now flies for United Airlines. They are the parents of twin boys and a third son born in November 2006.
- Vernice Armour, first African-American female U.S. Marine Corps aviator (July 2001)
- Elizabeth A. Okoreeh-Baah, first female V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor pilot
- Williams, DefenseLINK News, 2003.
- Kent State Alumni Association profile
- 2002 Anniversary
- Rudi Williams (March 19, 2003). "Women Aviators Finally Fill Cockpits of Military Aircraft". DefenseLINK News. http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Mar2003/n03192003_200303193.html. Retrieved February 10, 2007.
- "60 Years of Service - Women in the Corps", United States Marine Corps, 2003.
- Dorr, Robert F. "CH-53E pilot was first female Marine aviator", Army Times, August 9, 2005.
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