About Ryan

Ryan Lonergan

Ryan Lonergan

Employment Transition Manager – Wisconsin

Ryan Lonergan serves as Operation: Job Ready Veterans Employment Transition Manager
in Brillion, Wisconsin. Ryan has served the military and veteran community of
Wisconsin for the last 13 years in various capacities, including working for the
Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs’ Veteran Outreach and Recovery Program
and assisting homeless military and veteran population throughout the state of
Wisconsin with homelessness, AODA, mental health, transition assistance, education,
employment, VA claims, suicide prevention, and community services. Ryan has worked
alongside county veterans service officers, student veterans, and nonprofits focused on
leadership and development. For the last two and a half years, Ryan was a DoD Career
Readiness Counselor for the Wisconsin National Guard assisting with employment and
financial literacy skills for service members, veterans, and families. 

Ryan served honorably in the Wisconsin Army National Guard for six years. Ryan was
an infantryman with A Co. 2-128 th INF RSTA, deployed to Iraq in 2009-2010 with A. Co
132 nd  BSB. He then reclassed after deployment to ammunition specialist. During and
after service, Ryan attended college using his VA education benefits and earned two
technical diplomas in welding, an associate degree in criminal justice, and a Bachelor of
Science degree in sociology with a minor in criminal justice; additionally, he is 19 credits
from his Master of Social Work degree.

Ryan’s certifications include VA claims, both in Wisconsin and nationally, and he is also
QPR certified. Ryan is extremely active in his local military and veteran community in
Wisconsin. Ryan is the former director of Dryhootch Rock County, former president of
Desert Veterans of Wisconsin-Fox Valley Chapter, and former senior vice commander
of VFW Post 2778. Ryan was awarded the Future 15 Award in 2019 as one of the top
15 Young Professionals in the Fox Valley in Wisconsin. When Ryan isn’t helping his
fellow veterans, he is spending time with his four-year-old daughter, Ava, working out,
or practicing at the shooting range.

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8604 Allisonville Rd., Suite 220
Indianapolis, IN 46250

1-855-4 JOB READY
(1-855-456-2732)

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Mon - Fri: 8 AM - 4:30 PM
Closed on all Federal Holidays