For Immediate Release

Operation: Job Ready Veterans
Hires New Team Member

Indianapolis, IN (July 14, 2020) – Operation: Job Ready Veterans (OJRV) is pleased to announce it has recently hired Ryan Lonergan as the newest Wisconsin Recruiting and Training Manager.

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 Veteran 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 service. 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. 2-128th INF RSTA, deployed to Iraq in 2009-2010 with A. Co 132nd BASB. 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 Vally 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.

Ryan can be reached at the office (855) 465-2732. he can also be contacted by email at

About Operation: Job Ready Veterans (OJRV)

Operation: Job Ready Veterans (OJRV) is an Indiana-based nonprofit organization dedicated to preparing veterans, service members, military spouses, and their dependents for entry into the workforce. OJRV focuses on transition, job readiness, and career placement, providing employment readiness training and specialized job placement to personnel from all military branches, service eras, and ability levels. The nonprofit’s mission is to bridge life’s transitional gaps for veterans, service members, and their families by empowering them to meet their individual education, employment, and career goals.


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