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Ryan Burgos

Ryan Burgos, a service-disabled U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army veteran of the Iraq war, was appointed national employment director of the more than 1 million-member DAV in 2023 and assigned to DAV National Headquarters in Erlanger, Kentucky.

In his role, Mr. Burgos leads the organization’s job fair program to connect veterans and transitioning service members to employers, manages special employment initiatives and works with private and public sector entities to develop and build partnerships to address joblessness and underemployment.

A Texas native, Mr. Burgos enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 2005 and transitioned into the U.S. Army 25th Infantry Division in 2007. His awards include National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal w/ Campaign Star, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon, Expert Marksman Badge.

Mr. Burgos, a life member of DAV Chapter 19 in Erlanger, Kentucky, joined DAV’s professional ranks as a national service officer trainee in 2011. Three years later, he was promoted to national service officer supervisor and served in a supervisory role through 2022, when he was named assistant national employment director. Mr. Burgos holds a bachelor of science in business management from the University of Phoenix in Kapolei, Hawaii.

Mr. Burgos and his spouse, Bonnie-Lee, reside in Hebron, Kentucky, with their children, Mykah-Blaize, Aubrey, and Bayilee.

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