Grant McGarry is a former US Army Ranger, and a combat veteran with five deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Upon graduation in 2006 from the University of Alabama, Grant reported to Fort Benning with an enlistment contract "for the hardest thing the Army has to offer." Following his graduation from the Ranger Indoctrination Program Grant was assigned to the 1st Ranger Battalion of the 75th Ranger Regiment. While assigned to 1st Battalion, Grant held several positions and leadership assignments, from rifleman to machine gun team leader, and both squad Alpha and Bravo Team leader. Between deployments, Sergeant McGarry graduated from the U.S. Army Ranger School and was awarded the coveted Ranger Tab. On his fifth and last deployment to Afghanistan, while searching for the 3rd most wanted High Value Target, Sergeant McGarry and his squad were involved in a vicious firefight with enemy forces in the Pech Valley. As a consequence of his actions during the battle, Sergeant McGarry was awarded the Bronze Star with "Valor" Device. Following the completion of his enlistment in 2011, Grant was a civilian security contractor at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, during and after the withdrawal of coalition forces.Read more Read less
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