Ryan Job was born on March 11, 1981, in Washington. He attended the University of Washington from 1999 to 2002, and then enlisted in the U.S. Navy on September 6, 2002, going on active duty to begin basic training on December 17, 2002. Job completed basic training at NTC Great Lakes, Illinois, in February 2003, and then attended Aviation Ordnanceman A School at NATTC Pensacola, Florida, from February to April 2003. He next attended Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training at NAB Coronado, California, and then SEAL Qualification Training from May 2003 to November 2004, followed by Basic Airborne training at Fort Benning, Georgia, in November and December 2004. After completing Naval Special Warfare Advanced Training in June 2005, Petty Officer Job served with SEAL Team THREE at NAB Coronado from June 2005 until he was medically retired from the Navy on March 31, 2007. He had deployed to Iraq in April 2006, and was badly wounded during combat operations there on August 2, 2006. After leaving active duty he became the National Spokesman for Camp Patriot, a non-profit organization that helps wounded and disabled veterans, earned his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, and summited Mt. Rainier in Washington-all while completely blind from his combat injuries. Ryan Job died after complications from a surgery to treat his combat wounds on September 24, 2009.
The Sailor's Creed:
I am a United States Sailor.
I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America and I will obey the orders of those appointed over me.
I represent the fighting spirit of the Navy and those who have gone before me to defend freedom and democracy around the world.
I proudly serve my country's Navy combat team with Honor, Courage and Commitment.
I am committed to excellence and the fair treatment of all.