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Retiring ROTC instructor swears in Riverhead grad to Navy, where she will be one of first female officers on submarine

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“I knew I wanted Colonel to swear me in as soon as I joined the program,” said Gallo, who graduated from Riverhead High School in 2012. “He has been there for me the entire time and he is basically the reason I am the half-decent leader I am today.”

Making history: Riverhead grad will be one of the first female officers to serve in Navy submarine force

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Only six women nationwide have been chosen from this year’s graduating class of future naval officers to enter the Navy’s highly competitive submarine force – and a 21-year-old Riverhead graduate is one of them.
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