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Knives Illustrated - - Outside The Wire -

Upon grad­u­a­tion in 2006 from the Univer­sity of Al­abama with a de­gree in fi­nance, Grant Mcgarry re­ported to Fort Ben­ning with an en­list­ment con­tract “for the hard­est thing the Army has to of­fer.” Fol­low­ing his grad­u­a­tion from Ba­sic, AIT and the Air­borne Course, Mcgarry grad­u­ated from the Ranger In­doc­tri­na­tion Pro­gram and was as­signed to the 1st Ranger Bat­tal­ion in Sa­van­nah, Ge­or­gia. While as­signed to 1st Bat­tal­ion, Grant held a num­ber of 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 a 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, Mcgarry was a civil­ian se­cu­rity con­trac­tor at the U.S. Em­bassy in Bagh­dad, dur­ing and af­ter the with­drawal of coali­tion forces. Upon Grant’s re­turn to the U.S. in 2012, he started his own busi­ness, Live the Ranger Creed, LLC., (, and is con­tin­u­ing his ed­u­ca­tion at Emory Univer­sity in their MBA pro­gram.

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