MAJ Ryan Tintera Instructor of Russian Desk Chief firstname.lastname@example.org Biography Major Ryan Tintera graduated cum laude from New York University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in English Education. Immediately following graduation, he enlisted in the United States Navy, becoming an Electronic Warfare Technician, serving four years in San Diego on a frigate, and deploying twice to Asia and the Persian Gulf. After completing his service, he was accepted into a one-year program to teach English at the American Home in Vladimir, Russia, following which he moved to Moscow and taught ESL for two years at the Anglo-American School of Moscow. After returning to the States in 2004, he received his teaching credential from New York State, taught middle school History and English, and worked as a stockbroker in New York City. In 2008, he joined the United States Army and commissioned as a Signal Corps Second Lieutenant from Officer Candidate School in 2009. He deployed to Iraq as a Platoon Leader with 1st Armored Division in Wiesbaden, Germany. When 1AD relocated, he moved to Stuttgart, Germany working in the Communications Plans Department at Special Operations Command, Europe, conducting exercises with NATO SOF in Norway, Ukraine, Romania, Poland, Hungary and Croatia, and earning his Parachutist Badge. He deployed to Afghanistan with Combined Special Operations Task Force-10 (CSOTF-10), a special forces battalion made up of forces from 10th Special Forces Group and NATO partners. He completed the Signal Captain’s Career Course in Fort Gordon, GA in 2014 and again deployed overseas, this time to Korea, serving in various positions at Camp Casey, including S6 and Company Commander. Returning to the United States for his first stateside assignment, he became the company commander for the Valley Forge Recruiting Company located outside Philadelphia. He was recruited for the Army Civilian Schooling program, completing a Master of Arts in Slavic Languages from Columbia University in 2020. His hobbies include motorcycle riding, vintage cars, and music. MAJ Tintera lives in West Point with his wife Sayyora, a native of Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and his 12-year-old son, Teddy.