Ryan N. Mannina is an infantry officer in the U.S. Army. Throughout his nine years of active duty service, Ryan has served in command and staff positions from the platoon to brigade levels. In 2010, Ryan deployed with the 3rd Infantry Division to Iraq, where he conducted combat operations, humanitarian aid, and advise/assist operations as a rifle platoon leader in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn. From 2012-2014 he served two combat tours to Afghanistan with the 75th Ranger Regiment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Ryan’s last assignment was as a company commander in the 4th Infantry Division at Ft. Carson, CO. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Ranger Tab, Parachutist Badge, and French Commando Badge. Ryan holds a B.S. from the United States Military Academy at West Point, and is currently pursuing his M.A. in Security Studies at Georgetown University.