Dr. Ryan Rogers, DHS, MBA

President, PTSD Foundation of America, United States Army

bio-ryan rogers

From his early days in elementary school, Ryan knew he wanted to do something that not everyone was willing or able to do: join the military. Ryan joined the United States Army directly out of high school. During his time in the Army, he served in several countries and several US duty stations. In mid-2003, Ryan deployed to Iraq to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. During this deployment, he became injured and was no longer able to serve in the Infantry. Ryan returned home and began a successful construction company specializing in residential and commercial remodeling until 2010, when a downturn in the economy, as well as Ryan’s health, made it impossible for him to continue down this path. Ryan joined the Veterans Administration’s Vocational Rehabilitation program, which helped him change career paths. Ryan received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business with an emphasis in Human Resources. He completed his Master of Business Administration (MBA) in 2015. He has completed his Doctorate in Human Services (DHS) in 2021. His Study topic was ‘Suicidality Among Military Members/Veterans and the Root Causes.’
Ryan has become a veteran’s Advocate that empowers veterans with skills to make impactful changes in their lives. Understanding that suicide is a subject closer to this group than desired, he has become an advocate for Mental Health among Veterans. Ryan has been trained in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), Safe Talk, and Mental Health First Aid and has become an ASIST and Safe Talk trainer. Ryan continually looks for ways to improve the lives of veterans, whether that is directly or indirectly.