Members of UConn's Veterans Community are honored to serve as resources to students and faculty and staff who are seeking some advice and/or guidance from a fellow veteran on-campus.
Please feel free to contact these individuals listed below. No question is too big or too small.
Each of them work at the University of Connecticut and are familiar with the inner workings of campus in addition to having experienced first-hand the transition from the military.
John Armstrong, Director of Off-Campus and Student Commuter Services, Army Veteran
Ryan Bangham, Human Resources Director, Navy Veteran (currently in the Reserves)
Commander Ryan T. Bangham
Human Resources Officer, United States NavyCommander Ryan T. Bangham is a native of Farmington, CT. He holds a B.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Old Dominion University and a Master of Business Administration from The University of Connecticut. He was commissioned via the Enlisted Commissioning program in 2002. Bangham has completed courses and seminars at the Naval War College, University of Hartford, Naval Science Institute, and the Human Resources Introductory course at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA, and is a certified Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR). Bangham has served as the Assistant Training Officer onboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), Communications Systems Director with Joint Task Force 700 (Horn of Africa), Operations Officer at Naval Recruiting District New England, Officer in Charge of Operational Support Unit at Navy Operational Support Center Newport, Casualty Assistance Officer with the POW/MIA division of the Navy Casualty Office, instructor at the Direct Commission Officer School (DCO) at Officer Training Command in Newport, Rhode Island, J1 Deputy Director at Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay, and the Executive Officer of United States Fleet Forces (USFF) N1 unit. He was enlisted from 1994-2002 serving aboard USS Boxer (LHD-4) and Naval Station Rota Spain. Bangham has executed afloat operational deployments including both a Mediterranean cruise and two western pacific deployments. He has completed two deployments in support of Operation Desert Fox with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and executed support missions in support of operations in Kosovo. His current assignment is as the Commanding Officer of the Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center in Gulfport, MS. He is qualified to wear the Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist insignia. His personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (4), and various campaign, unit, and service awards. In his civilian career, he is the Director of Human Resources at the University of Connecticut, in Storrs, CT.
Samantha Bolduc, EHR Specialist, Student Health and Wellness, Air Force Veteran
Steven Fletcher, IT Manager, Information Technology Services, Air Force Veteran
Eric Kruger, V.P. Facilities, UConn Health, Navy Veteran
Joseph Tinnel, Academic Advisor, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Army Veteran
Ed Weingart, Director, Dramatic Arts Department, Army Veteran