14th Annual Veterans Breakfast
Friday, November 9, 2018
7:00am in The Dining Hall

Our 14th Annual Veterans Breakfast was held on Friday, November 9 in the Father Ryan Dining Hall. The event began at 7:00am with a breakfast buffet, followed by an opening Prayer and Jack Gallagher '19 reading his award-winning Voices for Democracy essay on the importance of voting. 

We were then honored to have Retired Major General Jim Myles '70 as the speaker for our Veterans Breakfast. His full biography, and his entire speech, is below. 

The Father Ryan Alumni Association is proud to host free event and a wonderful salute to veterans in the Father Ryan Family. The sacrifice they have made for our country can never be overstated.

Gen. Maj. James Myles '70 Bio

James R. Myles served more than 36 years in the U.S. Army retiring at the rank of Major General. His final assignment was the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command and Redstone Arsenal, AL. In his career, Myles served in key command and staff positions throughout the Army, to include Commanding General, U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command; Assistant Division Commander (Maneuver), 1st Cavalry Division; Commander, 17th Aviation Brigade; service on the Joint Staff; and key leadership positions in the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment.
From 2011-2015, Myles held senior leadership positions at DynCorp International culminating as Senior Vice President with P&L responsibility for its annual $1.3B aviation portfolio. As President of Myles Associates, LLC, Myles provides strategic insights, guidance, and assistance to key clients supporting U.S. National Security interests.
Myles earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Middle Tennessee State University and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Webster University.
He graduated from Father Ryan High School in 1970. His wife of 44 years, Alice Myers Myles, graduated from St. Bernard Academy in 1970. They have one son, Jim, and two grandchildren, Grace and James.

Gen. Maj. James Myles

Father Ryan Honors Our Veterans