Rear Adm. Ryan M. Perry is a native of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He is a 1997 graduate of the United States Naval Academy. Perry holds a master's degree in national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College and is accredited in public relations and military communication.
As a career public affairs officer, Perry has served as force public affairs officer (PAO) for Naval Special Warfare, fleet PAO for U.S. Third Fleet and special assistant (public affairs) to the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. At the Navy’s Public Affairs Headquarters in the Office of Information, he served as director of the Navy’s national news desk and later as chief of media. Perry has also served as the deputy PAO to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Assistant Chief of Information for Community Outreach and fleet media officer at U.S. Pacific Fleet.
He deployed in direct support of Operation Enduring Freedom as special assistant (public affairs) to the Joint Special Forces Commander and later deployed as the U.S. government’s interagency media officer during Operation Unified Response.
Perry began serving as Navy Chief of Information July 7, 2022.
Last Updated: 6 July 2022
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