Military Achievements: Marine Corps 1st Lt. Ryan P. Behan
Marine Corps 1st Lt. Ryan P. Behan, a 2002 Middletown High School graduate, participated in an amphibious landing exercise called Phiblex '11 on the island of Luzon, the Philippines.
Sailors from an aircraft carrier, a dock landing ship, and an amphibious transport dock ship, along with members of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit based in Okinawa, Japan, and members of the Philippine military shared tactics, weapons, and field rations during the exercise. The exercise allowed American servicemembers to train in a foreign environment and get a better understanding of how American and Filipino military operations function together.
Behan is the son of Peter J. Behan of Ward Ave., Newport, R.I., and Karen V. Behan of Hummingbird Drive, Indialantic, Fla.
He graduated in 2002 from Middletown High School and received a bachelor's degree in 2007 from Norwich University, Northfield, Vt.
The information above was provided by Hometown News Service.