Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: MEC Ryan Olson

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: MEC Ryan Olson

Petty Officer First Class Ryan M. Olson, a maritime enforcement specialist with Port Security Unit 313 based in Everett, Washington, received a special call on a typical day where he was balancing operational and administrative duties. On the other end of the line was Master Chief Petty Officer Eric Johnson, chief of reserve forces.

Ryan Olson

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: ME1 Ryan Olson

As a qualified Naval enlisted expeditionary warfare specialist, Olson used the skills and proficiencies he attained and honed through military training and deployments to the Middle East as part of PSU 313, to traverse the dangerous and unstable ground. Olson led reconnaissance patrols, setting waypoints that would eventually become the working grid map for the entire western division of the slide area.

Kuwait port security

Remembering 9/11: Protecting America’s ports

Co-authored by Lt. Daniel Orchard, International Port Security Program. America‚Äôs seaports are an important part of our economy. When the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 occurred a decade ago, the nature of the tragedy understandably led to a rallying call […]