Veterans Upward Bound
Ryan Hinton enlisted in the Army and reported to Basic Training three days after graduating from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. After completing his initial enlistment Ryan left active duty and joined the Army Reserve to pivot towards a career in education. While in the Reserves, Ryan completed two Masters Degree programs in Education at the University of Notre Dame and worked as a teacher and then as a high school principal. Eventually, Ryan transferred out of the Reserves and into the Connecticut Army National Guard where he served as the State Master Religious Affairs Noncommissioned Officer. In addition to his Chaplain Corps assignment, he volunteered to serve as the Education Service Officer for the Connecticut Army National Guard, while that soldier was out on deployment. He retired after 22 years of combined service in December 2022. Ryan looks forward to serving our Veterans Community in succeeding in their educational aspirations.