LTC Harris is an accomplished Soldier and leader. He started his storied military career commissioning as a Second Lieutenant in the Armor Corps thru the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Army ROTC.
LTC Harris’ military awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, National Defense Ribbon with one bronze star, Iraqi Campaign Medal with one bronze star, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one bronze star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with silver hourglass and mobilization device, Non Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Army Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Army Valorous Unit Citation Award, Army Meritorious Unit Citation Award, Army Superior Unit Citation Award and Basic Parachutist Badge.
MSG Ryan J. Hastings was born in Milwaukee, WI. He enlisted into the active Army in January of 2004. He attended Infantry and advanced individual training at Fort Benning, GA. Upon completion of training, he attended the U.S Army’s Airborne school and the 75th Ranger Regiment’s Ranger indoctrination program.
MSG Hastings was assigned to 2nd Ranger Battalion at Joint Base Lewis McChord in Washington State in July of 2004. He held positions from Rifleman to Platoon Sergeant from 2004-2016. In July of 2016, MSG Hastings served in the 75th Ranger Regiment Headquarters as the Recruitment NCOIC. In 2018, he was assigned to 4th Battalion, Ranger Training Brigade as a Company 1SG. In 2019, he worked in Army Acquisitions for the Solider Lethality Cross Functional Team at Fort Benning, GA.
MSG Hastings graduated from West Bend West High School and has some college at Military University. His Military education includes Airborne School, Ranger indoctrination Program, Ranger School, ER Medical Tech Basic Course, Joint Trauma Management course, Advanced Leaders Course, Jumpmaster, Senior Leaders course, Ranger assessment and Selection program II, and the Capabilities and Development course.
MSG Hastings notable awards are the Bronze Star with V, Bronze Star with two oak leaf clusters, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal.
MSG Hastings is married to Danielle Hastings and together they have five kids, Aidan, Riley, Isabella, Emma and Elyse.
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