Bianca Roach decided at an early age that she wanted to serve in the United States Navy. The Virginia Beach resident was influenced by her father, who served 26-plus years in the Navy.
Phillip Roach Sr. was a Senior Chief with an expertise in aviation on amphibious ships such as the USS Wasp and USS Bataan.
“Growing up I always looked up to my father as a really good role model,” Bianca Roach said. “Seeing how he provided for his family and the impact the military had on him showed me it was something I could pursue.