1st AD colonel nominated for first star
Army Col. Michael A. Ryan has been nominated for appointment to the grade of brigadier general.
Ryan is assistant division commander (Maneuver), 1st Armored Division, U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany.
Ryan has deployed to Bosnia for Operation Joint Forge and to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom I and Operation Iraqi Freedom II, according to a 1st AD Web site biography.
The site notes that Ryan received his commission in Armor in 1981 upon graduating from Arizona State University as a Distinguished Military Graduate.
Ryan has served several tours in Germany, including as operations officer in the 1st Battalion, 68th Armor, 8th Infantry Division in Wildflecken and the 5th Battalion, 77th Armor, 1st Armored Division in Mannheim.