Captain Ryan Gulliksen commissioned into the United States Marine Corps on August 1, 2009 after graduating from the University of North Florida with a degree in Quantitative Economics.
After completion of The Basic School and Logistic Officer Course, Captain Gulliksen was assigned to 3d Battalion, 3d Marines aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii. During this time, Captain Gulliksen supported Combat Operations, Operation Enduring Freedom during the R2/R4 campaign. While deployed, Captain Gulliksen served as the Logistics Officer, Embarkation Officer, Ordnance Officer and Motor Transport Convoy Commander.
Upon completion of combat rotations to Afghanistan, Captain Gulliksen deployed to Camp Schwab, Japan in support of Unit Deployment Program serving as the Assistant Logistics Officer and Embarkation Officer to both 3d Battalion, 3d Marines under 4th Marine Regiment.
Captain Gulliksen was selected as permanent personnel to the Marine Corps Officer Candidates School aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico. During his time at OCS, Captain Gulliksen served in a multitude of billets to include Logistics Officer, Facilities Officer and Executive Officer.
Captain Gulliksen was selected on the 2017 Commandants Career Level Education Board (CCLEB) and attended the United States Army’s Logistics Officer Captains Career Course, graduating in March of 2018.
Captain Gulliksen is currently the Commanding Officer for Combat Logistics Company 21 aboard Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina.
His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, with gold star in lieu of second award, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.