About

Ryan McGill has been a student of Martial Arts since 1985 and currently holds the rank of a fourth-degree black belt in TaeKwonDo under Master Tom Callos. Ryan has studied MuyThai, Brazilian JiuJitsu, and Marine Corps Mixed Martial Arts. Ryan has served in the United States Navy as a second class diver, the United States Marine Corps as a Captain and CH-46E Helicopter Pilot, and currently in the North Carolina Army National Guard as Chief Warrant Officer 2 and a UH-60L Blackhawk pilot. He has a Bachelors degree in International Affairs from the University of Nevada-Reno. A Master’s degree in Leadership from Northeastern University, and will be working on a Graduate Certificate in Urban Management and Policy from the University of North Carolina Charlotte. His continued educational goal upon completion of this certification will be a Ph.D. in Public Policy.
Ryan ran for Charlotte City Council in 2017 because he wanted to serve in a different way. He campaigned to better the lives of those around him and to help those who have been left behind. He is the State Co-Director for Truman National Security Project, a board member for Seven Stars Foundation. Watch as he begins his new endeavor of starting his nonprofit; Emerge, The Art of Leadership – Education for Civic Leadership through a Martial Arts Method.

Ryan’s overall life mission is to be a part of the solution and better the world around him.

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