Ryan Starzyk is a Military Veteran and long-time Arizona resident, proudly residing in Phoenix, Arizona. Ryan is an accomplished business professional with over 15 years of public and private sector experience. He is a thought provoking leader, dedicated community organizer and well recognized change agent. He also serves as a non-profit board officer, Director-at-Large and Chair, Education and Outreach Committee with Phoenix Pride Community Foundation. Ryan represents the integrity, values and strength voters deserve from elected officials.
"I want to work for you. We need to create more living wage jobs, improve our schools, and make public safety a top priority. I know what it takes to find solutions, navigate complicated governmental agencies, and get things done. My experience in the military, community service and private sector have prepared me to represent our district and make it a better home for everyone."
- Ryan A. Starzyk, Arizona State Senate Candidate
I fought for you once, I am ready to do it again. It's time for a change, let's make it together in 2020.
DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE | THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT THE AIR FORCE ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL HAS BEEN AWARDED TO AIRMAN FIRST CLASS RYAN STARZYK FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT 13 MARCH 2004 TO 11 SEPTEMBER 2004
Airman First Class Ryan Starzyk distinguished himself by outstanding achievement as a Fire Team Member, while assigned to the 506th Air Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, 506th Air Expeditionary Group, 332d Air Expeditionary Wing, Kirkuk Regional Air Base, Iraq. During this period, while engaged in combat operations against an opposing armed force in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, Airmen Starzyk afforded uncompromised force protection for 4,400 civilian and military personnel and 6.5 billion dollars in Department of Defense assets despite being subjected to over 50 rocket attacks. He provided armed response to three hostile situations involving small arms fire and rocket attacks against the installation. Additionally, Airman Starzyk remained vigilant and steadfast while posted as perimeter observation sentry following a rocket attack which led to a mass fire and detonation in the Munitions Storage Area. Despite four hours of repeated explosions and flying shrapnel, he ensured the integrity of the installation perimeter. His unswerving devotion to duty proved vital to sustaining the momentum of decisive combat operations resulting in the successful hand over of power and transition to an Iraqi free government. The distinctive accomplishments of Airman Starzyk reflect credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.
Military Awards and Achievements
Air Force Achievement Medal | Air Force Meritorious Unit Award | National Defense Service Medal | Iraq Campaign Medal | Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal| Global War on Terrorism Service Medal | Air Force Overseas Thin Ribbon Short Tour| Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border | Air Force Longevity Service Award | Small Arms Expert Marksmanship | Air Force Training Ribbon
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April 6, 2019