New York 19th District Congressional Candidate
Service: U.S. Army
As a West Point-trained Army officer and technology entrepreneur, Pat Ryan’s career has been driven by service to our nation. Born and raised in Kingston, New York, Pat’s family roots in Ulster County reach back generations. After graduating with honors from West Point, Pat served two combat tours in Iraq, including a tour as the lead intelligence officer for an infantry battalion of 1,000 soldiers and officers responsible for ground operations in Mosul.
While in a war zone in Iraq, Pat experienced how outdated technology was limiting and endangering our troops. After leaving the military with the rank of Captain, Pat launched a technology firm that worked to save lives by equipping troops with better tools to understand the combat landscape and track battlefield events in real time. In just a few years, Pat grew the small business from 5 to 150 employees, over half of whom were veterans. At a time when government is paralyzed by political gridlock, Pat is running for Congress to restore a sense of service to Washington.