Marco Attisano joined the US Navy in 2003 and trained as a Navy Builder, a rating (navy occupation) with the Naval Construction Force, also known as the famed SeaBees.
After a stint in Mississippi Marco deployed to Guam and Spain, but after two years active duty he then joined a Pittsburgh area reserve unit and served four more years. While in the reserves, Marco attended Allegheny College and then law school at the University of Pittsburgh.
From working with his hands in the navy to handling legal matters for his clients, Marco applies the same work ethic, sense of purpose, and duty to mission in his professional life that he learned in the service. “My concept of citizenship is about duties and responsibilities,” he says. “Being a full citizen means contributing to society in a public way.”
This interview was recorded November 7, 2016 at the Senator John Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Interviewer: Nick Grimes. Special Thanks: Marco Attisano, John Paul Deley/Senator John Heinz History Center. A production of the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Initiative. Executive Producer: Kevin Farkas. Videography: Kevin Farkas, Bryan Chemini. Editor: Kevin Farkas.