Ryan Christopher Gallagher, a 2007 graduate of Nevada Union High School, was commissioned second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps on March 16, 2013, in a ceremony at the Grass Valley Veterans Hall.
Gallagher’s officer’s bars were pinned to his uniform by his grandmother, Ethel Gallagher of Glendale, Calif., and his mother, Susan Gallagher of Grass Valley.
Gallagher is currently training in Quantico, Va., at the officers’ Basic School. Upon completion, he will transfer to Pensacola, Fla., and begin a two-year flight school program.
In 2012, he graduated from the University of Nevada and the USMC Officers’ Candidate School.