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Ryan Angelo, M.S., Commander, USCG

CDR Angelo is a 2004 graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. After graduation, he reported to the USCGC Vigilant, home-ported in Cape Canaveral, Florida as a Deck Watch Officer. In 2006, he reported to Naval Flight Training in Pensacola, Florida and earned his wings of gold in 2007. After flight training he reported to Air Station Borinquen, in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico where he earned his Aircraft Commander qualification and was selected for the aeronautical engineering program. In 2010, CDR Angelo commenced his aeronautical engineering training at Air Station Atlantic City and fleeted up to Assistant Engineering Officer, earning his Instructor Pilot and Rotary Wing Air Intercept qualifications. In 2014, he reported to Air Station Traverse City, Michigan as the Engineering Officer. Following a successful engineering officer tour, CDR Angelo reported to Purdue University in 2017, earning a graduate degree Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering (structures). Upon graduation in 2019, he was assigned to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Mechanical Engineering department as an instructor. As The Chief Engineer at Air Station Traverse City, CDR Angelo was the airworthiness authority for a fleet of five MH-65 helicopters. Additionally, he was charged with maintenance oversight of these aircraft and leadership of the 60 officers and enlisted personnel in the Aviation Engineering department. Notably, CDR Angelo oversaw the transition of the unit’s H65 helicopter to the H60 helicopter airframe. Through this process, he lead his team in procuring over $20M in long lead time parts and the changeover of the entire aviation engineering workforce, as H65 maintainers were replaced by H60 maintainers.


  • Purdue University, M.S., Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, 2019
  • United States Coast Guard Academy, M.S., Marine and Environmental Science, 2004

Courses Taught

  • Thermodynamics
  • Material Science

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