Steven J. Ryan
Deputy to the Garrison Commander,
U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud and Area I
Mr. Ryan assumed responsibilities as the Deputy to the Garrison Commander, U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud and Area I in October, 2015. He serves as the commander's principal civilian executive and adviser on all matters relating to installation management and operations. Mr. Ryan also exercises responsibility for providing garrison-wide services in support of more than 16,000 service members, families, retirees, and civilians.
Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Ryan served as the senior program management analyst for U.S. Army Installation Management Command (IMCOM) Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (FMWR) Business Operations. He was responsible for the Army-wide management of new business opportunities, professional development, Public Private Partnership Program, Name Brand Casual Dining Program, Standardization and Performance Measures, Business Operating Standards, Performance Improvement Program and associated programs. Prior to that, Mr. Ryan served as Chief of Business Operations, G-9, IMCOM, responsible for world-wide operational management, program planning, financial analysis and program development for 345 revenue-generating operations. Prior to the establishment of the Installation Management Agency (IMA), the predecessor of IMCOM, Mr. Ryan was an integral member of the transition team that stood up the new agency. Upon the stand-up of IMA, he served as Chief, MWR Business Operations, from 2003-2007. In 2007, Mr. Ryan was admitted to the U.S. Army War College (AWC) and graduated in June 2008. Upon graduation, Mr. Ryan served as Director of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Programs at USAG Humphreys, in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. Mr. Ryan started his career with the U.S. Army in 1993, serving for nine years as Director, MWR Business, Lodging and Marketing Programs, for the U.S. Army Military District of Washington.
Mr. Ryan holds a master's degree in Strategy Studies from the U.S. Army War College. In 2006, Mr. Ryan was a Senior Executive Fellow at Harvard University. In 2005, he earned a master's degree in Public Policy Management from Georgetown University's Public Policy Institute. He holds a master's degree in Business Administration from Johns Hopkins University and graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland. Additionally, Mr. Ryan earned associate of arts degrees in Food and Beverage Management, and Hotel Administration, from Montgomery College. Mr. Ryan is a graduate of the U.S. Army Management Staff College and the Department of Defense's Defense Leadership and Management Program (DLAMP).
Mr. Ryan is the recipient of the Meritorious Civilian Service Award, Superior Civilian Service Award, Commander's Award for Civilian Service, and the Achievement Medal for Civilian Service.
In 2006, he was awarded the U.S. Army Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Order of the White Plume, the Army's highest award for achievement in Army MWR service.