Marianne E. Alexander

Ryan J. McCombie

Ryan J. McCombie is a retired United States Navy Captain (SEAL) with over 26 years of service.

Beginning his career with a SEAL tour in Vietnam, he has trained and served with commandos from all over the world. He was the first to serve two years with the elite French Commando Hubert. He also served as the Operations Officer of the highly regarded Red Cell Team.

Captain McCombie was selected to be the first United States Military Attache` our nation's embassy in Brazzaville, Congo. Following that assignment, he commanded SEAL Team Two from 1985 to 1987. Mr. McCombie then served in high level positions at the Defense Intelligence Agency in Washington, DC and finally, as the senior Navy representative and faculty member at the Army War College, Carlisle.

Mr. McCombie has consulted with international American, French, Belgium and Canadian companies around the world. He is now an independent business consultant and serves on the Board of Advisors/Directors of several national firms.

Ryan is a member of the National Eagle Scout Association, a graduate of Penn State University 1970 and the National War College 1986. He is on the BoD of the Centre County United Way; the Board of Advisors for Outreach Development; and, chairs the military scholarship committee of the world campus at Penn State. He is a member of the Penn State Mount Nittany Society and a lifetime member of the PSU Alumni Association. Two of Ryan's children graduated from Penn State.

Mr. McCombie was elected by the alumni to serve a three year term beginning July 2012.

July 2012