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Ryan Tully


Last updated: Oct 23, 2013

Ryan Tully is a professional staff member working for the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI).  In his capacity with the SSCI, Ryan is the designee and principal advisor to Senator Jim Risch (R-ID) on all matters relating to the intelligence committee.  Additionally, Ryan is responsible for the DOE-IN budget, National Laboratories, Energy Security, and Arms Control for the SSCI.  Prior to joining the SSCI, Ryan was a professional staff members for the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee (HSGAC) and was the Military Legislative Assistant for Senator John Ensign (R-NV).  His Executive Branch experience was as a Legislative Fellow in the office of the Secretary of the Navy, assisting on manpower and force shaping issues. Finally, for the last five years Ryan has served as an Intelligence Officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve supporting both the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS).  His education includes a Master’s degree from the Naval War College in National Security Studies, a Master’s degree in Legislative Affairs/Political Management from The George Washington University, and a Bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University. 

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