Capt. Ryan Tully, USMC, is in his third season at the Naval Academy and in his first as the Director of Player Develiopment. Tully served his first two years as the Military Liaison for the football program.
Tully is a 2007 graduate of Harvard where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and was a four-year member of the football team. Tully started for three years at outside linebacker for the Crimson and was team captain his senior year.
After graduating from Harvard, Tully played on the inaugural U.S. National Football Team, which competed in the 2007 World Cup of American Football held in Tokyo, Japan. He continued to play and coach American Football overseas for two seasons with the Parma Panthers in the Italian Football League.
Tully attended Officer Candidate School in the Fall of 2010 and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. He immediately reported to The Basic School where he graduated in the top five percent of his class and received meritorious career designation as well as the MOS of 0302.
After completing Infantry Officer’s Course, Tully was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marines in October of 2011. During this time Tully held the positions of Rifle Platoon Commander, Company Executive Officer, and Combined Anti-Armor Team Platoon Commander. From December 2012 to May 2013 he deployed to Okinawa in support of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and conducted several theater security cooperation operations with members of the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Forces, the Royal Thai Marines, and the Philippine Marine Corps.
In April of 2014 he deployed to Darwin, Australia as part of the Marine Rotational Force - Darwin and in addition to designing and executing multiple independent training events, he participated in two bi-lateral training exercises with our Australian Defense Force partners.
Tully has completed the Summer Mountain Leader’s Course at the Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, Calif., and was also selected for Marine Special Operations training during the Marine Special Operations Command Assessment and Selection Course.
Ryan and his wife, Lynette, reside in Edgewater.