‚ÄčAssistant Adjutant General - Air, Oklahoma Air National Guard

BG Thomas W. Ryan Brigadier General Thomas W. Ryan is Assistant Adjutant General, Oklahoma Air National Guard. He is the principle advisor to The Adjutant General for all Oklahoma Air National Guard matters. Brigadier General Ryan additionally is responsible for the combat readiness and operational effectiveness for all Oklahoma Air National Guard units.


Brigadier General Ryan received his commission in 1986 through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of Virginia Tech.  He has deployed in support of numerous operations including Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Hurricane Iniki, Restore Hope, Coronet Oak, Joint Forge, Enduring Freedom/Iraqi Freedom and Hurricane Katrina.


 

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EDUCATION

1986 Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, University of Virginia Tech, Blacksburg

1993 Squadron Officer School, in residence

1995 Master of Arts degree in Human Resources Management, Webster University, Saint Louis, Missouri

2002 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence

2007 Air War College, by correspondence

 

ASSIGNMENTS

1.  March 1987 - December 1987, Undergraduate Navigator Training, 323rd Flying

     Training Wing, Mather AFB, California

2.  December 1987 - May 1991, C-130H Navigator, 773rd Tactical Airlift Squadron,

     Dyess AFB, Texas (December 1990 - May 1991, Navigator, Saudi Arabia)

3.  May 1991 - May 1992, C-130H Instructor Navigator, 773rd Tactical Airlift Squadron,

     Dyess AFB, Texas

4.  May 1992 - May 1993, Chief, Airspace/Evaluator Navigator, 773rd Tactical Airlift

     Squadron, Dyess AFB, Texas

5.  May 1993 - May 1996, Tactical Evaluator Navigator, 62nd Airlift Squadron, Little

     Rock AFB, Arkansas

6.  May 1996 - May 1998, C-130H Navigator, 185th Airlift Squadron, Will Rogers ANG

     Base, Oklahoma (June 1996 - June 1996, Navigator, Bosnia)

7.  May 1998 - May 2002, C-130H Evaluator Navigator, 137th Operations Group, Will

     Rogers ANG Base, Oklahoma

8.  May 2002 - December 2008, Air Operations/Combat Plans/Navigator, 137th Airlift     

     Wing, Will Rogers ANG Base, Oklahoma (July 2002 - July 2002, Navigator, Kosovo)

     (March 2003 - August 2003, Navigator, Saudi Arabia/Qatar) (October 2003 -

     December 2003, Navigator, Iraq) (February 2006 - May 2006, Tactics Officer,

     Afghanistan)

9.  December 2008 - December 2009, Wing Operations Plans, 137th Air Refueling

     Wing, Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma

10.  December 2009 - September 2010, Commander, 137th Force Support Squadron,

       Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma

11.  September 2010 - January 2014, Commander, 137th Mission Support Group, Will

       Rogers ANG Base, Oklahoma

12.  January 2014 - January 2016, Vice Wing Commander, 137th Air Refueling Wing,

       Will Rogers ANG Base, Oklahoma

13.  January 2016 - Present, Assistant Adjutant General, JFHQ OKANG, Oklahoma

       Military Department, Oklahoma

 

FLIGHT INFORMATION

Rating:  Master Navigator

Flight Hours: More than 6,100

Aircraft flown:  C-130E, C-130H, T-37, & T-43

Navigator wings from:  Mather Air Force Base, California

 

 

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Meritorious Service Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters

Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters

Aerial Achievement Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters

Air Force Commendation Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters

Air Force Achievement Medal

Meritorious Unit Award with Oak Leaf Cluster

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor and 2 Oak Leaf Clusters

Combat Readiness Medal with Silver Leaf Cluster and 3 Oak Leaf Clusters

National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star

Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with Bronze Star

Southwest Asia Service Medal with 2 Bronze Stars

Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Bronze Star

Iraq Campaign Medal with Bronze Star

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Armed Forces Service Medal

Humanitarian Service Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters

Air Force Overseas Ribbon Short Tour

Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border and Oak Leaf Cluster

Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon with Silver Leaf Cluster

Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Silver Hourglass

Air Force Training Ribbon

Kuwait Liberation Medal Government of Kuwait

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS

National Guard Association of the United States

National Guard Association of Oklahoma

 

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Second Lieutenant Dec. 5, 1986

First Lieutenant Dec. 13, 1988

Captain Dec. 13, 1990

Major Oct. 1, 1998

Lieutenant Colonel Oct. 2, 2002

Colonel May 24, 2012

Brigadier General 2016