MAJ Torres

MAJ Ryan Torres

Special Assistant to the Commandant for Character (SAC)

Program Manager- Special Leader Development Program (Honor)


Major Ryan Edward Torres is a native of Elizabethtown, Kentucky.  He received his commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Infantry branch from ROTC after graduating top of his class from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky, where he earned a Bachelors Degree in Environmental Science.

Upon graduation from Infantry Basic Officer Leader’s Course at Fort Benning, Georgia, he was assigned to K-Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment. He initially served as a Stryker Platoon Leader. In October 2013, he deployed with his platoon in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Kandahar Province Afghanistan. Upon return from Afghanistan, he served as the Squadron Human Resources Officer (S1) from August 2014 to August 2015. During that time, he deployed again with his squadron to Latvia in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.

Major Torres completed the Signal Captain’s Career Course at Fort Gordon, Georgia in February 2016 and immediately was sent to Camp Casey, South Korea, where he served as the Battalion Communications Officer (S6) for the 70th Brigade Support Battalion, 210 Field Artillery Brigade. Upon completion of his assignment in Korea, he was assigned to the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, where he served again as a battalion signal officer. In May 2018, Major Torres became the tactical commanding officer of India Company, Second Regiment, United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. From May of 2020 to May 2021, Major Torres served as the Executive Officer for Third Regiment at USMA.  

Major Torres’ military education includes the Infantry Basic Officer Leaders Course, Basic Parachutist Course, Ranger Course, and the Signal Captains Career Course. His civilian education includes a Master of Science degree in Cybersecurity from Webster University. Captain Torres also holds a graduate degree in Organizational Psychology from the Eisenhower Leader Development Program at Teachers College, Columbia University. He currently serves as the Special Assistant to the Commandant for Character at West Point.    

Major Torres’ awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal w/ 3 Oak Leaf Clusters; Army Achievement Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Ribbon; Korean Defense Service Medal; Humanitarian Service Medal; Overseas Service Ribbon with “3” device; NATO Medal; Basic Parachutist Badge, Combat Infantryman Badge, and Ranger Tab.