Army National Guard Spec. Ryan M. Lawzano has completed the Warrior Leader Course at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo.


Army National Guard Spec. Ryan M. Lawzano has completed the Warrior Leader Course at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo.  The course is part of the Army’s Noncommissioned Officer Education System.  The soldier is currently deployed to Kosovo from a U.S.-based National Guard or Reserve unit supporting the NATO-led peacekeeping and security mission as a member of the Kosovo Forces.
The 30-day course is designed to provide the Army with soldiers who can visualize, describe, and execute squad-level operations in varied operational environments and battlefields.  Soldiers with the rank of specialist or corporal learn to be noncommissioned officers focused on leading, training, caring, maintaining, and Warrior skills.  The soldiers are prepared for promotion to sergeant to serve as leaders of teams, crews and squads.  The intensive, rigorous course emphasizes leadership and includes training management, map reading, land navigation, drill and ceremony, warfighting, and a field training exercise.
Lawzano is assigned to the Liaison Monitoring Team, Camp Bondsteel.
He is the son of Michael A. and Karen D. Lawzano of New London.