"As the Former Inspector General of Pennsylvania I know a person of good character when I interact with them. Frank Ryan fits that mold. Frank Ryan personifies public service. Whether it is his service in the United States Marine Corp --where he was called back to active duty to Iraq or his countless hours with Charity work Frank never stops giving. His dedication to the Veterans Community is well known, He uses his business skills to help companies in distress and he will bring that same skill to a Nation in Distress. Frank is a regular contributor to newspapers and magazines on issues facing the taxpayer. He is a friend and colleague"
"Frank, I was elated when you said that you were considering running for Congress. I thought to myself, "finally a man of good character who loves and served his country, who knows how to run a successful business while maintaining his integrity". Here is a guy with brains AND common sense, someone I could actually be proud to vote for."
"Frank Ryan is a person with insight, integrity and the energy and drive to make things happen. He is committed to helping others and lives out that mission every day."
"Retired Marine Corps Colonel Frank Ryan has devoted his life to service to his country and his community. Whether on active duty in Iraq just a couple of years ago or as a civilian at home in Pennsylvania engaged in charitable work, he can be counted on "to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States" and to work towards making his fellow citizens' lives better. He is a man of principle -- the kind of leader we need in Washington. He is a good friend. He will be a great congressman."
"I watched Frank Ryan prove his strong leadership skills when he urged senior Marine Corps leadership to take on the additional mission of civil affairs at a time when the focus was on combat operations. Now, that civil affairs mission is an integral part of Marine operations. Frank is a consummate professional in his civilian occupation of financial advisor as well, never afraid of focusing and advocating the right path over the easy one. He will be a fresh and candid resource in Congress, bringing military and fiscal expertise to where it is sorely needed."
BG(Ret) Bruce Bingham
"Frank Ryan is a true patriot in every sense, both as a retired Colonel who served actively in Desert Storm and Iraq in 2003, and as an active and ardent supporter of his community and country. The same dedication, drive, and selfless sacrifice that were the cornerstones of his military service in the U.S. Marines are the same values Frank would bring to Congress.
Frank’s business acumen, his financial confidence, his grasp of health issues, and his deep love of his country and his fellow countrymen make him the best candidate for Congress."
Kenneth L. Urish, CPA
"Conservatives are looking for true leadership and integrity in Washington, DC. We need a Congressman who will listen to "We the People" and uphold the Constitution. Colonel Frank Ryan is undoubtedly the most qualified person to represent the 17th Congressional District. I see Colonel Ryan as an unstoppable force with an unprecedented understanding of economics, the Constitution, and how we can once again become the "shining city on the hill." Colonel Ryan's wisdom, integrity, and courage are undoubtedly attributes which will help save the United States of America. Please join me in supporting him for Pennsylvania's 17th Congressional District."
Katy Weber Abram
"I heartily recommend Frank Ryan to be the Republican candidate for the 17th Congressional District. Frank's experience as a Marine and a Certified Public Accountant give him the discipline, fidelity to duty and financial expertise to represent the voters of this district with integrity."
"1. Combat Veterans for Congress PAC at http://www.combatveteransforcongress.org/ 2 Deborah Johns 3. National Defense PAC 4. AICPA PAC 5. Susquehanna Bank PAC 6. Lt. Gen. Garry Parks, USMC (ret) 7. Maj. Gen. James Livingston, USMC (ret) - Medal of Honor Recipient 8. Firearm Owners Against Crime"
""Frank Ryan’s commitment to strong principles and his common sense approach to tackling the political and economic issues facing us today are refreshing. By electing Frank to the U.S. Congress, we would again have hope for a return to the fundamental ideals on which this country was founded and has prospered.""
"I cannot imagine anyone in this country better suited to serve in the U.S. Congress at this time in history than Frank Ryan. His outstanding career as a decorated Marine, a very successful business consultant and long-time board member of health care institutions has uniquely qualified him to address our nation's military, financial and health care crises. I heartily endorse Frank Ryan for Congress."
""Among the many fine officers with whom I became associated over these many years, few are more able than Colonel Frank Ryan, USMC (Ret).""
Lt. Gen. Garry Parks, USMC (ret)
"Frank Ryan’s military record is one of extraordinary accomplishment. Frank worked in my command as a staff officer on the staff of Marine Forces Reserve as well as previously in command and staff positions within the operating forces. I had the distinct pleasure of overseeing Col. (ret) Ryan's support of sensitive and potentially dangerous operations outside of the United States."
Maj. Gen. Livingston, USMC (Ret) - Medal of Honor Recipient
September 18, 2010
Pursuit of Happiness
Most of us remember with warmness in our hearts that great parable of the little engine and its effort and determination in triumphing over obstacles and discouragement. There is no greater feeling of reward than working diligently and seeing the results of your efforts and the efforts of those who helped you in your journey. Success instills a desire to work even harder.
September 11, 2010
Seeds of the Next September 11th
Wikileaks recently published over 90,000 classified documents relating to the Afghanistan war and, in a second brazen act, published top secret CIA documents for the whole world to view. But why should you care…..? As a retired Marine Colonel I can assure you that the damage of this leak to the American people and the free world will be profound. The seeds of the next September 11th have just been sown.