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The Honorable Judge William V. Gallo - Director

galloJudge William V. Gallo currently serves as a U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of California. Before taking the bench, Judge Gallo served as a state or federal prosecutor for twenty-three years in the County Attorney's Office in Yuma, AZ, the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Northern District of Illinois (Chicago), and most recently in the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Southern District of California (San Diego).

Judge Gallo earned a commission as a Second Lieutenant and served in the United States Marine Corps and Marine Corps Reserve from 1978 to 2005 retiring at the rank of Colonel. While serving in the Marine Corps Reserve from 1986 to 2005, Judge Gallo held a variety of assignments. Most notably, in 2003 Judge Gallo was called to active duty as a Reservist in response to a Presidential call up in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. From January to October 2003, Judge Gallo served as the Commanding Officer of the First Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group. Thereafter, from October 2003 to April 2005, he served as the Staff Judge Advocate (senior legal advisor) to the Commanding General of the First Marine Expeditionary Force.

Judge Gallo, a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, received his undergraduate degree at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, and his law degree from the Loyola University School of Law in Chicago, Illinois. In 2013 Judge Gallo returned to school and earned an LLM in Intellectual Property from the University of San Diego School of Law.

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Our Staff
MCRD MUSEUM FOUNDATION STAFF

Since its founding on April 29, 1988, the MCRD Museum Foundation, originally formed as the MCRD Museum Historical Society, has had the mission to promote the legacy of the Marine Corps through historic preservation and conservation, free education programs, and community outreach initiatives that enrich the lives of Marines, sailors, and the communities they serve.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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Paul Atterbury

President
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Jim Guerin

Vice President

Bob Neal

Secretary

Cory Cunningham

Financial Officer

Robert Ross

Immediate Past President

Tia Ballard

Director

Gregory Bond

Director

Tom Caughlan

Director

Dennis Driver

Director

Bob Evasick

Director

William Gallo

Director

Steve Toth

Director

Our Board of Directors come from a variety of backgrounds, but one thing unites them all, a passion for preserving and perpetuating the history of the United States Marine Corps. Many who serve on our Board have a strong connection with the Marine Corps Recruit Depot having drilled on the grinder, been stationed aboard the Depot, or felt the local impact of Marines in San Diego.

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MCRD Museum Foundation
Building 26 Post Office Box 400085
San Diego, CA 92140-0085

Federal Tax ID: 33-0290006 

 

MCRD Museum Foundation 990

Museum Hours of Operation:
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