Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Christina R. Ryan
May 12, 2010
Name: Christina R. Ryan, associate director for Small Business Programs, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, Huntsville, Ala.
Age: Same age as Jack Benny
Hometown: Granite City, Ill.
Years of federal service: 28 years (22 of those working for USASMDC/ARSTRAT)
Education: Bachelor of Science in business administration
Marital status: Married
Children: Four boys - one grandson
Activities/hobbies: Spending time with family; play with our three golden retrievers, love to cook; try to exercise
Favorite movie: Sleepless in Seattle (I'm a hopeless romantic)
Favorite TV show: New Adventures of Old Christine (that girl is not right)
Favorite band: Little River Band
Favorite thing about working for the Army: Supporting our men and women who serve in the military. In my current job, I assist small businesses in providing their technology to the Warfighter - which is very rewarding.
What made you want to work for the Army: The opportunity for upward mobility and training was a key factor.