In 2007, Ryan received his B.A. from Colgate University with a degree in mathematics and a minor in history. After Colgate, Ryan was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps as a flight contract. Graduating flight school in 2010, Ryan was permanently stationed at Camp Pendleton where he began flying AH-1Z Cobra attack helicopters. After deploying on the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit in 2012, Ryan returned to Camp Pendleton and was selected to attend the Fall 2013 class of Weapons and Tactics Instructor course. Following graduation, Ryan returned to the light attack community and spent the next two and half years teaching Marine aviators tactics and advanced flight leadership skills. Ryan will be attending University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business in the Fall of 2016.