Ryan Curry

Senior Consultant

Call Sign:

Chyna

Ryan is a senior consultant in organizational effectiveness.

Education & Experience

  • B.S. in Political Science – U. S. Naval Academy
  • M.A. in Leadership Studies – Marshall University
  • M. B. A. Candidate – Duke University, Fuqua School of Business
  • Certified Gallup Clifton Strengths Coach

Ryan Curry is a Senior Consultant and retired Marine Corps helicopter test pilot with over 24 years of military service. He started his service as an enlisted Marine and earned an appointment to the U. S. Naval Academy through which he was commissioned. Ryan is an Alum of the U. S. Naval Test Pilot School with flight time in over 20 aircraft and helicopters with extensive flight leadership experience with multiple operational deployments. He had the honor of being one of the first pilots to fly the new CH-53K King Stallion helicopter during the initial test flights. As a leadership consultant, coach, and instructor at the U. S. Naval Academy’s Stockdale Center for Ethical leadership he helped teams of all kinds improve communication, agility, diversity, inclusion, and positive culture, so they are more effective in reaching their goals. Ryan combines his military experience with his time as a certified CliftonStrengths Coach, Lean-In Circle Moderator, and the Navy Rugby Team’s Player Development Coach to impact the teams he serves positively.

Ryan holds a Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level II certification from the Defense Acquisition University. He earned a Master of Arts in Leadership Studies from Marshall University and a Bachelor of Science from the U. S. Naval Academy in Political Science.  A lifelong learner, Ryan is currently earning his Masters of Business Administration at the Duke University Fuqua School of Business.  He lives in Annapolis, MD with his family and Giant Schnauzer, Rollo. The family volunteers with the Navy Rugby Team and sponsors several midshipmen.

What did you do prior to joining OAS?

I was a Marine Helicopter Test Pilot for the CH-53K and then the Associate Director of the VADM James B. Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership at the U. S. Naval Academy.

What is something you are passionate about most people wouldn't know?

I am former rugby player for the Naval Academy and All Marine Teams. I still actively volunteer with the team as a mental skills coach, an active member of the alumni association, and my wife provides recovery yoga for the team.

What is your favorite book?

Keeping with the rugby theme I like Legacy What the All Blacks can teach us about the business of life, by James Kerr. The “All Blacks” (their uniforms are of course all black), are the national rugby team for New Zealand and are arguably the most successful athletics team on the planet. However, they had a crisis of culture and needed to make some changes. This book walks through their steps and how the reader can use these lessons in their own life.

What sport, hobby, or passion do you have outside of work?

What is a hidden talent of yours?

What is a super strength of yours?

I recently bought a home that required a lot of renovations. As such I have tackled many projects both large and small, and I have discovered I am really handy (plus YouTube helps).