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Ryan Harrington

Ryan Harrington

United States Air Force
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Captain Ryan Harrington is a native of Amsterdam, NY and graduated from Clarkson University with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering in 2008. He was commissioned in the same year through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Program. Capt Harrington served from 2008 – 2016 as a Space Operations Officer. During his time, he earned his Master of Science degree at the Air Force Institute of Technology. He worked as a crew commander and tactician in Missile Warning and Satellite Surveillance. In Capt Harrington’s last assignment, he led the on-orbit testing and certification for newly launched satellites with the National Reconnaissance Office. He finished his service in Northern Virginia and continues to live there today.