Ryan Ramsey was on active duty in the Submarine Service from 1991 until 2014. He served onboard four diesel submarines and six nuclear powered attack submarines. His leadership and teamwork has been tested in the most arduous of conditions during an operationally focused career (seventeen patrols, of which six were in command). He has also worked for the Royal Netherlands Navy, US Navy, and Counter Terrorism forces. The zenith of his military assignments was as captain of the nuclear-powered submarine HMS Turbulent (2008-2011), where he was privileged to serve 484 men, leading on covert clandestine missions worldwide. Thereafter he was selected as teacher-commander of the world-renowned submarine command course Perisher. There he was responsible for teaching the next generation of nuclear submarine captains to deal with the challenges of leadership, risk-taking, and decision-making in the twenty-first century. Ryan has completed master's degrees in defence studies (King's College London) and science and technology (Kingston University). He is alumni of the Windsor Leadership Programme and uses a variety of leadership training and experience to assist others for no profit. Married to Corrinne, with two football-obsessed children, he has cut back on maintaining his skills as a qualified pilot, diver, and advanced driver to hone his skills as a football referee, which satisfies his need to manage conflict!