Ryan Coyne has 26 years of experience as a former U.S. Air Force (USAF) Officer, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) State Rail Director, U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) Defense Contractor, and Air Mobility Command (AMC) / U.S. Air Forces in Europe & Africa (HQ USAFE-AFAFRICA) / George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies (GCMC) Federal Employee spanning the Education (1701), Inventory Management (2010), Inspector General (1801), and Administrative (0301) career series.

Ryan has extensive experience in service academy leadership coaching, program management, logistics operations, stakeholder engagement, interviewing, and technical report writing. He appreciates the importance of humility, trust, and patience when forming relationships with clients as they seek opportunities to serve in the federal government.
Until recently Ryan was an Inspector General (IG) Division Chief on the HQ USAFE-AFAFRICA team. During his IG tenure, he led seven major inspections, arbitrated 2 Commandant Command assessments, interviewed 44 Commanders, conducted 51 Airmen sensing sessions, and a complex senior leader inquiry.

However, due to his wife’s recent permanent change of station (PCS) move, he transitioned from his successful civil service leadership position to follow and support her at their new assignment.
Throughout Ryan’s career, he’s continually strived to align his organization’s structure and culture to produce wins while guiding multiple portfolios in a high paced dynamic environment.

Whether producing “Leaders of Character” while commanding at the U.S. Air Force Academy or evaluating the character of leaders in his recent Inspector General role, Ryan has learned teams flourish when organizations promote a climate of trust supported by calming, collaborative, integrity driven leadership.
Ryan specializes in helping transitioning Veterans, Military Spouses, and Federal Employees seeking advancement.

Fun Facts:

  • Ryan has a 5-year-old son who loves snow skiing and exploring castles.
  • He’s an avid trail runner & enjoys competing in various running events with his wife.

Education / Certifications / Professional Affiliations:

  • Joint University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, CO – U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA), CO
    Master of Arts in Human Services and Counseling with a specialization in Educational
  • Troy State University, Montgomery, AL Master of Science in Human Resource
  • Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) – Certification #1823307 expires 21 Jun 2024.
  • Member, Project Management Institute
  • Member, Association of Inspectors General


  • November 2021 earned an Air Force Meritorious Service Civilian Service Medal for
    Outstanding Service
  • 2019 & 2021 awarded accelerated Federal Civilian (STEP) compensation package increases
    for outstanding service
  • 2018 National Award Winner: Best HQ Civilian Inspector General Inspector in the entire
    U.S. Air Force