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First Lt. Ryan McGrail, a platoon commander with Engineer Company, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, Regional Command (Southwest), reaffirms his oath of office during his promotion ceremony at Camp Dwyer, Afghanistan, Aug. 13, 2013. McGrail pinned on the rank of first lieutenant on the second anniversary of his commissioning as a Marine Corps officer.

CAMP DWYER, Afghanistan - It’s been nearly three weeks of intense, round-the-clock construction efforts for the Marines here.

Buffeted by regular sand storms and intense heat, a platoon of engineers with Engineer Company, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, Regional Command (Southwest), reassembled after a twelve-hour shift to acknowledge the commitment of one of their own.

First Lt. Ryan McGrail, a Glen Burnie, Md., native and platoon commander with the company, stood before his sand-covered Marines and once more recited his oath of office during his promotion ceremony Aug. 13.

McGrail attended Officer Candidate School, and he accepted his commission as a Marine Corps officer on Aug. 13, 2011. His military schools include Sapper Leaders Course and the Basic School for officers.

He recently deployed with CLR-2 in July to support combat logistics operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.


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Date Taken:08.13.2013

Date Posted:08.18.2013 13:34

Location:CAMP DWYER, AFGlobe

Hometown:GLEN BURNIE, MD, US

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