Ryan Logan

Director Naval Staff College
Capt., U.S. Navy
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Capt. Logan is a native of Dayton, Ohio. He was commissioned in 1997 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and designated a naval aviator in 1999. He has had flying tours in Jacksonville, Fallon, and San Diego as a SWTI flying carrier-based H-60 Seahawk helicopters. In 2013, he earned a Master of Arts with Distinction from the U.S. Naval War College. He commanded Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Six and served as the USS Abraham Lincoln Navigator. Most recently, Capt. Logan was a military professor at the Naval War College teaching with both the National Security Affairs and the Strategy and Policy departments. In 2023, Capt. Logan was selected as the Director of the Naval Staff College.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Air Warfare
  • Joint Operations
  • Middle East
  • National Security
  • Operational Warfare
  • Search and Rescue

Professional Highlights




USS Abraham Lincoln - Navigator


HSC-6 - Commanding Officer/Executive Officer


USNWC - Student


HS-2/HSC-12 - Department Head


CVW-9 - Helicopter Operations


Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center - PR/CSAR SME, Helicopter Air Wing Operations Officer


HS-7 - Junior Officer/Pilot


M.A., U.S. Naval War College, 2013, National Security and Strategic Studies

B.S., Miami University, 1997, Business

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