Grant McGarry, a U.S. Army Ranger, is a combat veteran with five deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan in the War on Terrorism. 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 the Ranger Indoctrination Program he was assigned to the 1 st Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment.
While assigned to 1st Battalion, Grant held a number of positions and leadership assignments, from rifleman to machine gun team leader, as well as 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 final 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 heroic actions during the battle, Sergeant McGarry was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with “Valor” Device.
Following the completion of his enlistment he moved to his home town of Roswell GA. and founded his own company, Live the Ranger Creed, LLC. Grant is also the director and co-founder of The Darby Project (501-C-3). While working full time McGarry is a candidate at Emory University in the Goizueta Business School, Executive MBA program, with an expected graduation date of May 8, 2017. He is happily married to his wife, Karin, and enjoys spending time with his dog Elvis.