Los Angeles Artist www.thedesertwarrior.com
MB Dallocchio is a Chamorro Iraq War Veteran fine artist from Northern California. She specializes in mixed media, desert landscapes, pencil+ink design, and murals.
Dallocchio served in the US Army between 1998-2006 as a medic and mental health sergeant. She is a former member of Team Lioness (a team of women attached to Special Forces and Marine infantry units in Iraq) and deployed to Ramadi, Iraq in 2004-2005 as one of the first women to engage in direct combat operations. In 2006, she was awarded the David L. Boren NSEP Scholarship and the Massachusetts Outstanding Woman Veteran of the Year award in 2009.
MB Dallocchio wrote "The Desert Warrior," "Everyday Chamorro," "Quixote in Ramadi," and the "Women Warriors" chapter in War Trauma and Its Wake (Routledge, 2012). She was featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, New York Times, NPR and many other outlets covering the female combat veteran experience, post-traumatic growth, resilience, equality, and intersectionality. She has also been featured in the documentaries "Lioness," "The Long Road Home," and "Soldiers Period."
Dallocchio received her Master of Social Work degree from University of Southern California in 2016. As a Social Worker, she now works as a consultant specializing in artistic psychosocial rehabilitation, polytrauma, and organizational development.
She currently resides in Los Angeles, California with her family.
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