About Becker Support

Becker Support Solutions provides expert consulting services to organizations seeking professional insights and connections in the fields of wildland and structure fire management, aerial firefighting and intelligence gathering, and unmanned aerial services. 

We are committed to supporting clients for mutual benefit, building strong professional relationships, and doing work for the enhancement of public well-being.

Ryan Becker, Principal Consultant

With over 20 years of experience in wildland fire and aviation management, Mr. Ryan Becker brings a unique perspective to complex and high-consequence problems involving preparedness, planning, situational awareness and decision support. Specific areas of management expertise include regulations and standard procedures, organizational structures and relationships, purchasing and contracting processes, information and technology infrastructure, and cultural influences on organizational decision-making. 

Ryan led the US Forest Service's Aerial Delivery group from 2002-2015, including the qualification test programs for the MAFFS, DC-10, 747, BAe-146, RJ-85, MD-87, and C-130Q/L-100 Next Generation airtankers. From 2013-2018, he led the development of a data collection methodology and created a 15-person organization to study the operational performance and effectiveness of aerial firefighting. He chaired an interagency committee that guided and promoted the study, developed executive and Congressional briefing materials, and promoted study goals to the aircraft owners and operators who were affected by the study.

Ryan led development of the US Forest Service National UAS Operations Plan, Programmatic Risk Assessment, and Strategic Plan as National UAS Program Manager. He coordinated program development with the US Department of Interior's highly regarded UAS Program and the Federal Aviation Administration.

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