Col Ryan Murata

Leadership & Ethics Course Director / USMCR Chair
Marine Corps War College®

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Colonel Ryan S. Murata enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves in 1992 as a reconnaissance man and finished his enlisted tenure as a reconnaissance platoon sergeant.

In 2000 he received his commission in the U.S. Marine Corps and was designated an infantry officer with follow-on designations as an expeditionary ground reconnaissance officer, foreign security force advisor, information operations officer, and FDP&E officer. He has deployed in support of operations as a commander or officer in charge to the USINDOPACOM AOR, Iraq, Afghanistan, Jordan, Royal Bahamas, and Mexico.

Staff assignments include Integration Cell Director, Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy; Operations Officer, Office of Marine Forces Reserve; Operations-Intelligence Coordination Officer, Regimental Combat Team One; Operations Officer, 4th Reconnaissance Battalion; and Mobilization and FDP&E Section head, PP&O.

Colonel Murata has a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Development from Texas A&M University, a Master of Science in Management and Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland Global Campus, and a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from the Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy.

He is married to his wife Jennifer and has three children; Ryan, Evelyn, and Aiden.


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