It’s only been five years since the Navy has allowed female officers to serve on submarines, and Amanda Gallo is one of six women in U.S. history that will be doing so this year.
The 21-year-old had her eyes set on this goal early on during high school days and knew it would be no easy feat.
“I knew right away that’s what I wanted to do,” Gallo said of the honor. “It’s a really elite group of people. They’re all dedicated to their work and their teammates.”
However, she firmly believes this history-making accomplishment is a direct result of her long-term dedication and determination.
Gallo will be graduating in May from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where she received a $180,000 Navy scholarship to attend, prior to serving as a female officer.