Patrick Gallucci, commandant of First State Military Academy in Clayton, will serve as keynote speaker at the 7 p.m. March 27 meeting of the Delaware Veterans Coalition, held at FOP Lodge 3, 1540 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover.

He will be joined by retired Marine Corps Col. Robert Wallace, senior Marine instructor at FSMA.

Gallucci has been an educator for 23 years, teaching at three different schools before becoming commandant at FSMA, a tuition-free public charter high school. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree from Wilmington University.

Originally from Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Gallucci joined the U.S. Marine Corps in October 1985 and served for four years.

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