|CDR Ryan T. Easterday
Hailing from Davis, California, CDR Easterday graduated from the United States Naval
Academy in 2001, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in History.
As a division officer, CDR Easterday served as ASW Officer aboard USS GARY (FFG-51),
permanently forward deployed in Yokosuka, Japan and as Assistant Officer in
Charge/Operations Officer of MOBILE SECURITY DETACHMENT SEVEN ONE in Guam.
Among other missions during this tour, he deployed aboard USNS MERCY (T-AH 19)
conducting humanitarian relief operations in the aftermath of the 2004 South Asian Tsunami and
later aboard USNS GYSGT FRED W. STOCKHAM (T-AK 3017), conducting counter-terrorism
operations in support of Joint Special Operations Task Force – Philippines.
Following Department Head school, he served as Operations Officer in USS PREBLE (DDG
88). In 2011, CDR Easterday took command of PATROL COASTAL CREW LIMA, embarked
successively in USS HURRICANE (PC 3), USS THUNDERBOLT (PC 12), USS SQUALL (PC
13), USS SIROCCO (PC 6), USS TORNADO (PC 14) and USS MONSOON (PC 4), deploying
twice to the FIFTH Fleet Area of Responsibility and overseeing the first homeport shift of a
Patrol Coastal crew to the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Ashore, CDR Easterday served as an Ocean Systems Watch Officer and Quality Assurance
Officer at the Joint Maritime Facility, St. Mawgan, UK, and as a Logistics Operations Planner at
Special Operations Command, Africa.
CDR Easterday is a graduate of the Advanced Command and Staff Course at the Defence
Academy of the United Kingdom’s Joint Services Command and Staff College, and has a
Master’s Degree in Defence Studies from King’s College, London.
His personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation
Medal and Navy Achievement Medal as well as various unit and campaign awards.