United States Navy Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Michael Zingaro hails from Syracuse, New York. He enlisted in the Navy in 2015 and completed boot camp later that year.

MC2 Zingaro’s first duty station was aboard U.S.S. George H.W. Bush in Norfolk, Virginia. While aboard the U.S.S. George H.W. Bush, he went on deployments with both the 5th and 6th Fleets to the Mediterranean Sea and a combat deployment to the Arabian Gulf.

He has received two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, Good Conduct Medal, Global War on Terrorism standard and Expeditionary, Sea Service Ribbon, National Defense Medal for his military and combat service.

MC2 Zingaro’s proudest military moment was being the aerial photographer for a joint exercise between the United States and the United Kingdom, which debuted England’s newest aircraft carrier, the HMS Queen Elizabeth.

Today, MC2 Zingaro is a student at the Military Visual Journalism Program at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.