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September 17, 2013
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In the service: Ryan Gallagher

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.

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The Union Updated Sep 17, 2013 03:06PM Published Sep 17, 2013 03:06PM Copyright 2013 The Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.