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Kurt Ryan


Retired Army Major General Kurt J. Ryan is the co-founder, Board Member and President of the Partnership for Aurora-Richland Township Progress.  Mr. Ryan, a Pennsylvania native, retired in 2021 after more than 34 years of active Army service.


He served as the 20th Commanding General of the United States Army Surface Deployment and Distribution Command. Previously, he served as the 39th Chief of Ordnance for the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps and Commandant of the U.S. Army Ordnance School at Fort Lee, Virginia. Major General Ryan served as the Deputy Chief of Staff, Logistics for the U.S. Army Forces Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina from March 2018 to June 2021. He was deployed multiple times throughout his career to Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Croatia, and in support of Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. 


Mr. Ryan received a Bachelor’s degree from York College in Pennsylvania.  He currently volunteers his time as the Chairman of the Aurora Leadership Council, an all-volunteer organization committed to revitalization of Aurora, North Carolina.

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