Ryan Cahill was born in Marietta, Georgia, but shortly moved and went to school in Orlando, Florida. Cahill moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to finish his last two years of High School, and has called it home ever since. After ten months of employment with the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, Cahill graduated High School and immediately joined the United States Marine Corps. He volunteered to enter into the Marine Corps Infantry and obtained the primary military occupational specialty as a Rifleman.
Cahill has deployed twice with the Marine Corps, and has been to various countries to include: Iraq, Kuwait, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Djibouti, Germany, Sicily, and Spain. During Cahill’s first deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, he was injured by shrapnel from a roadside bomb during combat operations, and was awarded the Purple Heart Medal. Cahill was able to deploy with his Marine Corps unit for a second time in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. During his service, Cahill received three meritorious promotions for displaying an excellent level of proficiency and dedication in various job assignments. After his first year of service, Cahill was awarded the title “Marine of the Quarter” from a field of over 1,000 piers.
While on Active Duty, Cahill spent his personal time completing his Bachelor of Arts degree in Management from the American Military University. He has recently completed his Master of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership at Robert Morris University. In 2008, Cahill received specialized training from CRA Incorporated, and graduated from the Anti-Terrorism Officer, Level II Course.
He is a member of the Golden Key International Honors Society for his academic achievements, and has been awarded the following during his service in the Marine Corps: the Purple Heart Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, (2) Iraq Campaign Medals, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.
Ryan is married with three children.