BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Currently, every member serving on the Board of Directors is a current or former member of the United States Armed Forces with deployment experience. From the U.S. Air Force to the U.S. Army, Operation ReConnect is deeply rooted in service.
We understand building a network of professionals from many diverse backgrounds will be key to our success. As Operation ReConnect continues to grow, we will expand the total number of Directors.
As the Founder & President of Operation ReConnect, Ryan has made it his life mission to ReConnect Combat Veterans and their Families after an overseas deployment. The concept of this Organization originated during a recent deployment to Afghanistan. "A fellow servicemember brought to my attention that he and his family had never been on a true family vacation. With that information, I brought in a network of incredible people from Gulf Shores, AL and together we provided this family a free vacation to the Gulf Coast. At that moment, I realized it was my responsibility to take on the much neglected opportunity to help ALL Combat Veterans returning from a deployed envirnoment. Operation ReConnect was born. I am honored to serve those who are willing to make the ultimate sacrafice so we may all enjoy FREEDOM."
Rob is not afraid to take on the tough challenges, in life or on the battle field. In 2003 under the 18th Airborne Corp, he deployed to Iraq as a Paratrooper with the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division. Rob and his team lead the charge into Baghdad to secure Iraqi military strong holds, including Saddam Hussein's War College . His dedication to executing the mission and deep sense of responsibility for his troops, is a truly valuable resource for our Organization. Not only does Rob possess strong military values, he also brings his creative and design capabilities. You can see this by simply viewing our Organizational Logo that he created. It is a clear yet simple representation of our Mission to ReConnect Combat Veterans and their Family.
Matt is a perfect fit for the Board of Directors. His ongoing 19+ year military career will serve as a guide in directing the organization in a manner that ensures we can meet the needs of military families, no matter the phase of their career. His list of military accomplishments is long and distinguished, from being a Commander for multiple Units to earning a Bronze Star, Air Medal, Iraq and Afghanistan Campaign Medal and many more. Matt brings a vast knowledge of logistical structures while maintaining a direct attention to detail.