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Chief Warrant and Warrant Officers Association

United States Coast Guard

CWO2 Jonathan “Ryan” Donnell, USCG

CWO2 Jonathan “Ryan” Donnell, USCG

Vice President

CWO Ryan Donnell relieved CWO Jared Heintz as the current CWOA Vice President at the 2016 Annual CWOA Installation Dinner. CWO Donnell currently serves as President of the Steven Shields Alexandria CWOA Chapter and has done so since his election in June 2015. Prior to serving as President, he served as the Secretary for the Steven Shields Alexandria CWOA Chapter June 2014 – May 2015. CWO Donnell promoted to ISM2 in June of 2012 and is selected to promote to ISM3 in June of 2016. Prior to being selected as a Chief Warrant Officer, he served as an enlisted Information Systems Technician and Telecommunications Specialist. His enlisted assignments included Electronics Support Detachment (ESD) Miami Beach, FL as IT Shop Chief (2008-2012); Electronics Support Detachment (ESD) Galveston, TX as Lead IT (2005-2008); CG Group Galveston, TX as Comms Watch Manager and EKMS Manager (2002-2005); and USCGC VIGOROUS in Cape May, NJ as Radio Watchstander (1999-2002). CWO Donnell is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of DeVry University (June 2012) and holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Technical Management. Additionally, he holds A+, Net+, ITIL Fundamentals, CISSP, and COR Level II certifications. His service awards include four Coast Guard Achievement Medals, four Coast Guard Meritorious Team Commendations, and four Coast Guard Good Conduct Medals along with many other unit and personal awards. CWO Donnell proudly hails from Ennis, TX. He and his wife live in Stafford, VA with their two children and two twin foster children.