Ryan had always been the type to make the decisions, he thrived off of pressure and being put into the "chair" as one may call it is one place he had been aiming to end up. He liked being the go-to person when the excrement hit the fan. He initially started off in a career in law enforcement, following his Father's foot steps. He than joined the Fleet after a successful career in law enforcement, having been on the job for several years when he joined the Fleet. Ryan was noted for his go-getter nature and that he would apply himself to anything he felt important. He came up through the ranks as a Security Officer, before promotion to Chief of Sec/Tac and later Executive Officer.