Ryan Basford

Ryan Basford entered the United States Navy in 2012 as a graduate of the United States Naval Academy. While at the academy, Ryan was a two-year starter at offensive tackle for the Navy Football team. Upon graduating, he served as an assistant football coach at the Naval Academy Preparatory School. He is currently serving as an active duty Surface Warfare Officer. He served onboard the USS Barry (DDG-52) as the Auxiliaries Officer and is currently serving at Coastal Riverine Squadron Four as the Weapons Officer. Ryan recently returned from a seven-month deployment to the 5th Fleet AOR with CRS 4. He currently resides in Virginia Beach, VA with his wife Emily and his son Warren.

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