MG Joseph A. Ryan

Originally from New York, Major General Joseph Ryan graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Physics and was commissioned into the Infantry. He is married with three children.

He began active service at Fort Bragg, North Carolina in the 82nd Airborne Division and has since served in the 1st Armored Division (Baumholder, Germany); the 75th Ranger Regiment; the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); at Headquarters, Department of the Army; again in the 82nd Airborne Division; and in the 4th Infantry Division. Recently he served as the Chief of Staff of the XVIII Airborne Corps before assuming duties as the Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations - United States Forces-Afghanistan. Beginning in 2001, he commanded units at various levels in both Afghanistan and Iraq and has deployed globally throughout his career for operations and exercises.

He is a graduate of the Infantry Officer's Basic and Advanced Courses, the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, the Joint and Combined Warfighting School, and the Army War College where he served as a Fellow at Columbia University in New York City.

Major General Ryan holds a Master's Degree in Business Management from Webster University and is a Massachusetts Institute of Technology Seminar XXI Fellow.