Captain Ryan Goltz is a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he attended Marquette University and met his wife, Jennifer. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and commissioned through Marquette’s ROTC program in the rank of Second Lieutenant. Shortly after graduating, Captain Goltz and Jennifer were married on Christmas Eve,, 2007.
After commissioning, Captain Goltz attended the Basic Officer Leadership Course (BOLC) Phase II at Fort Benning, Georgia, and the Military Police Officer Basic Course at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. His first assignment was serving as a Combat Support (CS) Military Police Platoon Leader in the 272nd Military Police Company, 95th MP Battalion, Mannheim, Germany. After serving 15 months as a Platoon Leader, he assumed duties as the Executive Officer of the United States Army Confinement Facility-Europe (USACFE) in Sandhofen, Germany.
In October, 2009, Captain Goltz took command of the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment (HHD), 95th Military Police Battalion, in Mannheim, Germany. In February, 2010, Captain Goltz commanded the “Roughriders” in Gardez, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom 10-11. Captain Goltz then served as the Assistant S-3 in the 95th Military Police Battalion in Germany before attending the Military Police Captain’s Career Course at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri from 2011-2012. While at Fort Leonard Wood, Captain Goltz completed his Master’s degree in Business and Organizational Security Management from Webster University, and was subsequently assigned to command the 212th Military Police Detachment at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
Captain Goltz’s awards include The Army Commendation Medal (1 OLC), The Army Achievement Medal, The National Defense Service Medal, Afghan Campaign Medal (1 Campaign Star), The Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, The Army Service Ribbon, The Overseas Ribbon (Number 2), and The NATO ISAF Medal. He is authorized wear of the Meritorious Unit Citation and the German Armed Forces Badge forces Badge for Military Proficiency (Gold).