Ryan Boyer - Battle Dawgs Treasurer

I grew up in the small farming community of Merrill, Oregon. A town with no stop lights, tractors on the highway, and farmers that drive 40 in a 55 with their caps cocked sideways to block the sun. It was a great “small town America” community that provided many opportunities for me to grow during those early years of adolescence. During this time I was active in football, baseball, basketball, FFA, 4H, and just about anything you can think of outdoors. After graduating High School in 1992 I tried my hand at college for a year, but always felt I wanted to do something more with my life and in 1994 decided to join the U.S. Air Force.


Since joining the Air Force in 1994 I have lived, traveled, and deployed around the world, but after 15 years decided it was time for a change. In 2009 I really wanted a little more stability in my life, so I exited the active component and enlisted into the Utah Air National Guard.  Although I was satisfied with my new venture, my decision to leave was not completely validated until 2012 when I was offered a position in beautiful state of Alaska, and I have not looked back since. Currently, a Chief Master Sergeant in the Alaska Air National Guard, I serve as the Maintenance Group superintendent assigned to the 176th Wing, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.


Becoming part of the Battle Dawgs family has helped me to move on the next chapter of my life. I will be retiring from the military after over 26 years of service, effective 31 December 2020, but will continue to serve those that have served for many years to come through this great organization. 


I would like to say thank you to my family, this may be my short BIO, but it would be nonexistent without them. Just like the military, we at Battle Dawgs cannot accomplish the mission without the support of our loved ones. Thank you Karen, Tyler, Devin, Taylin, and Daishia for supporting me and for donating so much of your time to this organization. 

Battle Dawgs is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt #47-2810733 non-profit organization.

Battle Dawgs
PO BOX 965

WILLOW, AK 99688