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Matthew George Francis Ryan

 
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Captain Matthew George Francis Ryan
Award: 
Veterans Hall of Fame
Year: 
2010

Entered the US regular Army, 1988
Basic Training, Ft. Leonardwood
Defense Language Institute (Germany), Monterey California 1988-1989
Advanced Individual Training, Ft. Huachuca Arizona, Interrogation Prisoner of War 1989
Stationed 165th MI Bn, Darmastadt, Germany 1989-1992
Served in support of the Gulf War, with the British Army 1991
Honorably discharged 1992

Entered New York State National Guard, 1998
Served with 3rd BDG, Masten Ave Armory
Served as Security on Ground Zero, Sept 2000
Commissioned 2001
Served as an MP Platoon Leader Baghdad Iraq 2004-2005
Served as RPAC South S-2/S-9 Khandahar, Afghanistan
Currently Commander, HHT, 2-101 CAV (NYARNG)

Decorations: Bronze Starm Army Achievement Medal, Campaign Ribbons for Iraq and Afghanistan

Age: 43
Years of Service: 17
Years in American Legion: 18
Employer: Grover Cleveland High School, Spanish Teacher
Army Certified Linguist: Arabic (Iraqi and Palestinian), Russian, German, Italian, Frenchm Spanish, Polish