B.A., Knox College, J.D., University of Notre Dame
Judge Ryan joined the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces in December 2006. Prior to her appointment, Judge Ryan was a partner in the litigation and appellate practices of Wiley Rein & Fielding LLP, and a litigation partner at Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP. Judge Ryan served as a law clerk to both Justice Thomas of the U.S. Supreme Court, and Judge Luttig of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Before entering the private sector, Judge Ryan served on active duty in the United States Marine Corps as a Communications Officer, Judge Advocate, and aide de camp to the 31st Commandant of the Marine Corps, General Krulak.