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MAJ Richard Bell

Instructor (Economics)
US Army
Army Branch:

Contact Information:
Office Location: LH 122
Phone: 845.938.5681


Major Ryan Bell is a career infantry officer who has served in a variety of operational assignments, including multiple combat tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan.  His past assignments include various positions in the 82nd Airborne Division, Special Operations Command, and command of a Stryker Infantry company in 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division.  Commissioned in 2002 from the US Air Force Academy, MAJ Bell has graduated from numerous military courses, to include Ranger School, Jumpmaster School, Marine Expeditionary Warfare School and Air Command and Staff College.  He currently serves as the Deputy Director of the Combating Terrorism Center and is an Instructor of Economics in the Social Science Department.