Meander promoted to Lt. Col

United States Army Officer Ryan O. Maender has been promoted from the rank of Major to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. The promotion took place on February 1 at Fort Lewis, Washington where he is second in command of the 17th Fires Brigade.
Lieutenant Colonel Maender is the son of Jo Ann and Norman Maender of Scotia and Margaretville, and the grandson of Russell Cariot of Margaretville.