DVIDS (Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System) ran an October 22 article on Andrew McGann '08 and his leadership role in the Marine Corps.
McGann grew up in Jericho, Vt., and began playing football and lacrosse, and he snowboarded in his youth. He continued to play football and lacrosse while attending Gettysburg College, a four-year private school in Gettysburg, Pa., where he graduated with a degree in economics.
“Out of the four years I spent there, I was an All-American lacrosse player for three of those years,” McGann said. “It took a lot of time spent at the weight room getting stronger, on the track field running sprints and a lot of time spent out in the field house watching films to prepare for the next opponent.”
Upon graduating college, McGann began working at a brokerage firm in Maryland. After a year at the firm, McGann decided that the job wasn’t fulfilling enough for his competitive nature and chose to take a different route. He visited a Marine officer selection office to pursue a commission in the Marine Corps.
“I wanted to become an officer because of the responsibility that comes along with it, and it was an opportunity to serve my country,” McGann said. “I was interested in the enlisted route and thought about getting into Special Forces, but I ended up deciding that the officer route was going to be the best option and was going to have the most responsibility from the start.”