BRUNSWICK  — A Maine woman has been nominated by President Barack Obama to lead the U.S. Navy Reserve.

Rear Adm. Robin R. Braun of Brunswick, currently deputy director of European Plans and Operations Center at U.S. European Command in Stuttgart, Germany, said Tuesday while home on leave that she hopes to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate this summer.

If confirmed, Braun would be the first woman to serve as leader of the 65,000-member Navy Reserve.

Braun tells The Times Record she was “tremendously honored” to be nominated.

In her civilian life, she is a pilot for Federal Express. She has lived in Brunswick since 1999.