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US Army Capt. Ryan Grady (Prep ’07): One Year Tour of Duty in Kuwait

Posted September 28th, 2015

Ryan Grady is a 26-year old United States Army Captain and graduated from St. Catherine of Siena Regional School (now known as St. Michael the Archangel) in 2003. He attended St. Catherine’s for 9 years beginning in kindergarten in 1994 and was involved in many activities including Student Council and playing basketball and soccer.

After graduation from St. Catherine’s Ryan attended high school at St. Augustine Preparatory School in Richland, NJ.  While at St. Augustine he played soccer and ice hockey and continued to be involved in many activities such as Big Brothers, Jerseymen Society (history club), the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and was a member of the Spanish Honor Society and Mendel Honor Society.

Upon graduation from St. Augustine Prep in 2007, Ryan went on to attend Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island where he majored in Political Science with a concentration in International Studies. He was the recipient of a 4-year U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Scholarship as well as the LTC S.X. Bagrowski Class of 1939 Scholarship and St. Catherine of Siena Merit Scholarship both awarded for 4 years by Providence College.

Ryan graduated from Providence College in 2011 and received his officer commission into the U.S. Army in May 2011.  He attended the Army Officer Military Intelligence Basic Course at Fort Huachuca, Arizona in 2011. Upon completion of the course his first permanent assignment was the Fort Irwin National Training Center located in the Mojave Desert near Barstow, California.  While assigned there he analyzed real world intelligence reports and assisted with developing training scenarios for military units sent to Fort Irwin before being deployed overseas.

After being stationed at Fort Irwin for three years he returned to Fort Huachuca, Arizona to attend the Captain’s Military Intelligence Course before receiving he orders to report to Kuwait to support Operation INHERENT RESOLVE.  Within 4 days of receiving his orders he arrived at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait on June 30, 2015. He was promoted to Captain on July 1, 2015 and is scheduled to be in Kuwait for a one-year tour of duty and return to the United States in Spring.

We at the Prep are proud of Ryan, and thank him for his service to our country. Safe journeys, Ryan–and we hope to see you upon your return!