Mark Ryan has served as the Assistant Executive Officer since 2005 and is currently the Superintendent at the Oakland Military Institute College Preparatory Academy and 4th Brigade Advisor. He concurrently serves as the Commander, Youth Programs Support Group, California State Military Reserve.
LTC Ryan holds California Administrative, Designated, and Multiple Subject credentials from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, an earned doctorate from the University of Southern California in Curriculum and Instruction, a Master of Science Degree in Educational Administration, and a Bachelors Degree in Liberal Arts. He has been an elementary school teacher and administrator, and a high school vice principal and principal, as well as a program specialist and coach for math and science teachers at the middle school level.
LTC Ryan’s military awards include the California Medal of Merit, the Distinguished Service Medal with gold cluster, the Cadet Corps Commendation Medal with gold cluster, the Cadet Corps Achievement Medal with gold cluster, the Cadet Corps Service Medal with gold redwood cluster, the State Staff Service Ribbon with gold cluster, Cadet Corps Special Service Ribbon with gold cluster, and Summer Training Service Ribbon with silver star device. LTC Ryan’s civilian honors include the Los Angeles Unified School District “STAR” award, the St. Matthias Virtus Veritas Award, a Cardinal’s Award from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and honors from the San Bernardino City Unified School District.
LTC Ryan maintains membership in Phi Delta Kappa, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and is active as a member and cantor at the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland, CA. He resides in Dublin, CA. His hobbies include reading, movies, puzzles, tennis, and singing.