Ryan Gray, Custom Protection Officer, Manchester, New Hampshire.

Ryan Gray, Custom Protection Officer, Manchester, New Hampshire

Ryan is originally from York, Maine. He has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Norwich University in Vermont and a master’s degree in Teaching Social Studies from Rivier College in Nashua, New Hampshire.

Ryan served in the United States Marine Corps for eight years, including two tours in Iraq. Back in the United States, Ryan joined the Army National Guard, and has been a reservist since 2009.

In 2006, Ryan became a Corrections Officer in Manchester, New Hampshire. After his son was born, Ryan went back to school to get his master’s degree. In 2011, he heard about G4S, applied and was basically hired on the spot thanks to his experience and education.

Ryan is currently working as a Custom Protection Officer with a large automotive parts manufacturing facility in Manchester. Here, Ryan is in charge of access control for this facility. He also rotates to different sites, which he enjoys because of the flexibility.

“I like G4S because of the structure and the discipline … G4S has professional standards. We hold each other accountable here just like in the military.  I like the work here because it’s very flexible, and I have the opportunity to move to different areas if I want to,” he said.