Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard (Ret.)
Rear Admiral June Ryan is a motivational speaker, success trainer and coach drawing upon her 35 years of military service, two formal certification in the Success Principles – Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want To Be®, by Jack Canfield, co-Author of Chicken Soup for the Soul®, and certification as a Barrett Values Centre Consultant®.
Along with other thought-leaders from around the world, she is also a contributing author to the Jack Canfield book “Breakthrough Success” that reached Best Seller status on Amazon (#11 in the Direct Marketing and #72 in the Sales and Selling categories on the day of release). Her chapter, “Energize Your Inner P.O.W.E.R,” will help readers gain similar success in their endeavors.
During her career, Admiral Ryan was a trailblazer, achieving many historical firsts for women – including the first enlisted woman in the Coast Guard to rise to the rank of Rear Admiral.
She served in a wide variety of leadership roles including five command positions; two aboard Coast Guard cutters, three regional units ashore. She served as the Chief of Staff of Coast Guard Pacific Area, an area that encompasses 6 of the 7 continents, 71 countries, and more than 74 million miles of ocean from U. S. Western States to Asia and from the Arctic to Antarctica.
Prior to her retirement in October 2017, June served as the Commander, Ninth Coast Guard District (Great Lakes Region) area of responsibility that spanned 8 states and a 1,500-mile international maritime border.
Rear Admiral Ryan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Bowling Green State University, and a Master of Arts degree in Adult Education from the University of South Florida.
Her personal military awards include the Coast Guard Distinguished Service Award, two Defense Superior Service Medals, three Legion of Merits, and six Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medals among many others.
When not speaking or volunteering, she enjoys spending time with her husband of more than 30 years, their 16-year-old daughter, Aisling and dog Lucy.