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  Name:   Koma Gandy
Month: January 2003
Schools: Harvard 1995 BA
Organization: Booz Allen & Hamilton
Title: Senior Consultant

Koma B. Gandy, a native of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts in Government, with special emphasis on the political economy of developing countries and information technology growth, after completing her studies in the winter of 1995. She received her commission as an officer in the United States Navy in February of 1996. After working at the Boston University-Massachusetts Institute of Technology NROTC consortium and completing her initial training at Surface Warfare Officer School in Newport, Rhode Island, Ms. Gandy reported aboard the USS Mount Vernon (LSD-39) in San Diego, California, where she earned her warfare qualification. The first female officer to be permanently assigned to a ship of that class, Ms. Gandy served as both the Weapons Officer and Automated Data Processing Officer. As the Weapons Officer, she was responsible for small arms training, ammunition storage and accounting, and ammunition issue for Marines, Navy Special Warfare, and Navy Special Operations elements residing on the ship. Her responsibilities as Automated Data Processing Officer included the upgrade, installation, administration, and security of shipboard networks.



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