Ryan Castello graduated from Union College in 2012 and commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps, after four years as a midshipman in NROTC at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. After graduating from The Basic School and Infantry Officer’s Course in September 2013, he was assigned to Third Battalion, Fifth Marines. He deployed twice as a platoon commander and a weapons platoon commander. In June 2016, Ryan was transferred to Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, CA where he served as a series commander, battalion operations officer, and the Commanding Officer of Company A. Ryan will attend University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business as a full-time MBA student with the class of 2021. Ryan is an avid fan of craft beer, ice hockey, and the outdoors.