Alex Gallo

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Alex Gallo is a "graduate of the United States Military Academy and served as an infantry officer in Samarra, Iraq, in 2004. He received a Bronze Star Medal and the Combat Infantryman Badge for his service in Iraq. Currently, he is a masters in public-policy candidate" at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government[1], where he is "the course assistant for Bill Kristol's 'Can America be Governed?'"Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag Gallo is an advocate for wounded Veterans. He planned and led the first Harvard-wide fundraiser for wounded service members engaged in the Global War on Terrorism.


Gallo, who "grew up in Knowlton, New Jersey as a third-generation Italian-American", served as a U.S. Army captain and as "the executive officer of a company of 360 soldiers within the 1st Infantry Division, deployed in late 2003 when Iraq took a turn for the worse. Gallo led dangerous missions to hunt down insurgents, fought in the battle of Samarra and engaged in reconstruction efforts."[2]

Gallo "received his commission after West Point and was stationed at Fort Benning, Georgia during the 9/11 attacks. ... Gallo soon found himself in Germany and Kosovo and then deployed to Iraq."[3]

Alex Gallo is president of The Armed Forces Alumni Association at Harvard University. His wife, Ann L. Gallo, was "a movement control officer in Iraq and current co-president of the Harvard Business School Armed Forces Alumni Association (AFAA)."[4]

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  1. Alex Gallo, "Duty, Honor … Reelection? Conduct unbecoming senators," National Review Online, July 18, 2007.
  2. Thomas Park, "From North New Jersey to Iraq," The Citizen/Kennedy School of Government, February 21, 2007.
  3. Thomas Park, "From North New Jersey to Iraq," The Citizen/Kennedy School of Government, February 21, 2007.
  4. Charles L. Melvoin, "Here from Over There. Harvard's military veterans look like normal students, but their identity as soldiers rarely," The Harvard Crimson/Harvard University, April 18, 2007.

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