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Dr. Dianna DiToro Health and Fitness Specialist PT, DPT, MA, MS
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Doctor DiToro graduated from Old Dominion University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. Upon completion of the Basic School in June of 2003, Lieutenant DiToro reported to Marine Corps Communication-Electronics School, and was designated as an Air Support Control Officer.

She then reported to Marine Air Support Squadron 1 (MASS-1), Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina. While stationed at MASS-1, Lieutenant DiToro deployed in 2004 in the MASS-1 Direct Air Support Center (Airborne) (DASC(A)) in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II (OIF). During this deployment, Lieutenant DiToro also supported Regimental Combat Team-7 (RCT-7) as their air support liaison team officer. In 2006, Lieutenant DiToro deployed in support of OIF and served as the Senior Air Director in the main DASC. Upon returning from Iraq in 2007, Lieutenant DiToro received orders to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1 (MAWTS-1) in Yuma, Arizona to serve as the assistant operations officer. Here she earned the senior air director qualification and graduated from the Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course. In 2007, she was promoted to the rank of captain. In 2008, Ms. DiToro graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Master’s degree from Gonzaga University in Organizational Leadership.

In 2008, Captain DiToro left active duty and attended Expeditionary Warfare School (EWS) in the funded, weekend seminar format. She graduated from EWS in 2010. In 2010, Captain DiToro joined MASS-6, Detachment Alpha as their detachment officer-in-charge (OIC). She earned her Master’s in Exercise Science from the California University of Pennsylvania in 2011. In April 2013, she was promoted to the rank of Major. In late 2013, Major DiToro joined the Twentynine Palms Individual Mobilization Augment unit as the aviation command and control representative, or Coyote, for the Tactical Training, and Exercise Control Group. In 2014, she received her doctorate in physical therapy from the University of St. Augustine of Health Sciences and graduated with honors.

Upon graduation from physical therapy school, Dr. DiToro joined the MobilityWOD and San Francisco CrossFit Staff as a coach and physical therapist. There she was mentored by world-class strength coaches and Dr. Kelly Starrett, DPT and taught performance-improvements seminars world-wide. In 2016, Major DiToro accepted mobilization orders to Marine Forces Europe in late 2016 and served for approximately a year and a half in future operations in Stuttgart, Germany. She also completed Command and Staff College during this mobilization. She currently works as a civil servant in Training and Education Command in the Force Fitness Division as a Health Fitness Specialist.

Dr. DiToro is the surviving spouse of the late Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Budrejko (AH-1W Super Cobra pilot) and is raising their son, Andrew Budrejko (8), in Montclair, Virginia.

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