Matthew Anderson McClary, a 2002 graduate of Ponderosa High School and a West Point Military Academy distinguished graduate in 2010, has graduated from US Army Ranger School .
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Ranger School is an extremely intense combat leadership course oriented towards small-unit tactics. More than 400 soldiers began the course with McClary,but only 161 graduated on April 1, 2011 at Fort Benning, Georgia.
The United States Army Ranger School is open to most male members of the United States Army. Ranger Regiments are Special Operations warfighting units organized under the United States Army Special Operations Command. Ranger School is a requirement for all officers and NCOs of the 75th Ranger Regiment.
Lt. McClary enlisted in the Army upon graduation from high school and served in Iraq from 2003 to 2004 before attending West Point. He will be stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Mc Clary is the son of Melanie and Bart Reagan of Cameron Park and Mike McClary of Cupertino.