Inspiring story of Ryan Cole and his journey from Marine Expeditionary Airfield Systems Technician to Master Certified Combat Instructor to CounterIntelligence & Human Intelligence Expert to Founder at Condition 1 Coffee Company.
Ryan is an Active Duty Marine who joined and attended Marine Corp boot camp in 2005 and ascended to the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 2 and currently serves as a CounterIntelligence & Human Intelligence officer for the Marines. Ryan has served in a number of challenging positions to include:
(1) Expeditionary Airfield Systems Technician and Recovery Specialist (MOS 7011) aboard Marine Corps Air Station Ewakuni, Japan;
(2) Master Certified Combat Instructor at the School of Infantry West, Camp training over 3K Marines on infantry weapons & tactics at Pendleton, California;
(3) Counterintelligence/Human Intelligence Sergeant for Human Exploitation Team Eight at Camp Pendleton w/a combat tour to Musa Qala District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan where he performed routine clearing operations, was involved in numerous direct-fire engagements and highly kinetic operations, established a source network to provide indicators and warnings, deter insider threats, and to identify high-value individuals/targets within the 2/5 area of operations; provided interrogation support, tactical site exploitation and gained information to answer priority intelligence requirements at the local, regional, and national level;
(4) Asset Risk Management for Human Intelligence focused on the Middle East to include a combat tour in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan supporting U.S. Special Forces;
(5) the Reports and Source Management Cell Chief responsible for oversight and publication of intelligence information report publication and source management in the Middle East;
(6) the Intelligence Battalion Training Chief in Japan with work specifically in the Philippines where he and his team were primarily responsible for conducting threat vulnerability assessments, route surveys and liaison with host nation personnel;
(7) A Counterintelligence and Human Intelligence Instructor, Course Support Team chief and Faculty Advisor at Marine Detachment Dam Neck in Virginia Beach, VA managing and facilitating ongoing training evolutions, service as an instructor role-player for debriefing, interrogations, military source operations, and counterintelligence operations, and hand-selected to assist in the development of a new live-scenario for the school program of instruction consisting of hundreds of scripts, injects, operational documents, and a major curriculum overhaul;
(8) Appointment as a Warrant Officer and graduate of The Basic School in Quantico, Virginia where Ryan was named to the General’s Honor Roll for graduating in the top 10% of the class. In addition to service in the Marine Corp - Ryan is an entrepreneur and Founder of Condition 1 Coffee Company.
Connect with Ryan Cole on LinkedIn here or visit his website condition1coffee.com.