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#41: How Setting Boundaries Can Influence How You View Balance with Larry Ryder

A 21-year US Marine Corps veteran, Larry Ryder was a logistician turned acquisition professional.  Larry learned how to leverage his program experience into multiple positions in his post-active-duty life.  Today, Larry leads the business development team at the Washington, DC office of Austal USA which is one of the largest shipbuilders for Navy and Coast Guard ships.


Larry shares his 21 years of Marine Corps active duty service.  He trained as a logistics officer and joined the fleet before attending the amphibious warfare school in Quantico.  Larry returned to fleet service for a brief time and then attended Naval Post Grad School in Monterey.

Larry then morphed into an acquisition professional working on the high-speed vessel program and other acquisition programs taking him to retirement in 2007.

He credits the job opportunities in the DC area and his mentors for a successful transition from active duty to corporate America.  

Larry now heads the business development and government relations team at Austal USA and shares why setting boundaries is important for maintaining work-life balance.

Episode Highlights

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00:01:56 – 00:06:29: Larry shares his 21years of Marine Corps active duty service and his logistics and acquisition journey.

00:06:30 – 00:18:14  Larry takes us through how he made the decision to transition out of the Marine Corps in 2007 and how the Washington, DC job opportunities made the move into corporate America fairly seamless.  Now in his fourth job since leaving active duty, Larry now heads the business development team at Austal USA.

00:18:15 – 00:22:14 Gene and Larry discuss setting boundaries in order to maintain a proper work-life balance.

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Show Resources:

 I believe those with prior military service often possess enormous untapped potential. Service offers all members a framework for success, but learning to apply those lessons takes effort. I hope the shared examples of adapting to new situations during service will remind you of your own hard-won lessons in courage, leadership, and diplomacy. After retirement from service, you must draw on your senses of situational awareness and discernment to create your own light list. Blooming where planted has certainly worked for me time after time. But after military service, you really can choose where you want to plant yourself. genemoran.com/make-your-move/

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Gene spent nearly 25 years in uniform, serving in six ships and more than ten duty stations, and visiting over 50 countries serving as a US Navy Surface Warfare Officer and retiring as a Captain. In corporate, he led legislative affairs for a large international defense company from the Washington, DC office. In doing so, Gene gained a detailed understanding of the defense industrial base and supply chains of myriad platforms, systems and capabilities. Then in 2013, he took the leap to start his own business, Capitol Integration. Since then Gene has helped scores of companies improve their federal positions.

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