Honoring Those Who Served

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Mike Ryan

Veterans Day Spotlight

On Veterans Day, we remember and honor the selfless service and sacrifice of our Veterans and active duty military. At GovCIO, we are privileged to work alongside Veterans in virtually every part of our organization. We asked some of our Veteran employees to reflect on their service and sacrifice to duty, honor and country.

In this spotlight feature, Michael Ryan, GovCIO Senior Vice President for the National Security Sector, discusses carrying on his family’s military lineage, being called to serve and transitioning into civilian life.


Veterans at GovCIO

A Family Tradition

The Story of a Veteran is Often Much More Than Our Own Experiences of Service

Many of us are shaped first, by friends and family that demonstrated service to our country during our lifetimes, and as part of our family history – this is true in my case.

I am a very proud US Air Force Veteran who served a total of 14 years on Active Duty as an Enlisted Airman supporting the Munitions Production career field (AMMO!, IYAAYAS) for 7 years at Tyndall AFB, Kunsan AB, and Medina Annex to Lackland AFB, as a Communications Officer at Elmendorf Alaska and an ICBM Operations officer at Malmstrom AFB.

On my 10-year anniversary, I separated from Active Duty to join the USAF Reserves but found myself back on active duty supporting OIF/OEF at USCENTCOM HQ, where I supported the J3 and J5 for the next 4 years.

During my time in service, I met and worked with the greatest people and have friendships that still endure today.

Service to our country is a tradition in many families across this Nation, and I am proud to have had the opportunity to continue that tradition.  On Veterans Day we honor those who have served and continue to serve in active-duty military.

Thank you for your service.

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