Where did Jack Ryan go to college? Whats going on here?
In the Jack Ryan entry in the Characters section in The Books chapter it doesn’t show Ryan attending Annapolis. I distinctly remember the Admiral in The Hunt for Red October implying that Jack Ryan graduated from the Academy. Where did Jack Ryan go to college?Hollywood strikes again! In the book storyline, Jack Ryan attended Boston College and Georgetown University. The movie changed this when Captain Davenport complains about Ryan wearing the uniform of a Naval Commander when he doesn’t deserve it. Admiral Painter replies that Davenport should notice the ring Ryan is wearing. He goes on to give an account of how Ryan completed his fourth Academy year from a hospital bed after a horrible helicopter crash. This scene is *not* in the book. It was added by Hollywood!If you’re talking movie storyline, Ryan attended the US Naval Academy at Annapolis. If you’re talking book storyline, he didn’t.