Colonel Steve Stevenson was born the second of identical twins, later commissioned an Infantry Second Lieutenant through Army ROTC at The University of Texas and assigned to the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell and then Vietnam. His combat tours as a “grunt” included Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, Assistant Battalion Operations Officer and Company Commander. As a Green Beret, again in Vietnam, he served as an Assistant Operations Officer.
Steve returned to the States for a brief time as an ROTC Instructor before transferring to the Air Force for pilot training. He became an F-4 Phantom pilot, Flight Commander, and Instructor Pilot. After serving a staff tour as an Operations Research and Systems Analyst, he became an A-10 Warthog driver, Squadron Operations Officer and Commander.
He then commanded the Air Support Operations Center serving the Army’s 18th Airborne Corps and became a Wing Deputy Commander for Operations, overseeing the Air Force FACs and Liaison parties for ten Army Brigades and Divisions. He moved to serve as the TAC Director of Joint Matters. His last job was as TACAIR planner for AFSOC and JSOC.
Steve retired from the Air Force, flew as Chief Pilot for a Petroleum Corporation; and then joined a financial management company in San Antonio, Texas.
Now retired from the corporate world, Steve volunteers as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) for his county. He lives in Bulverde, Texas with Claire, his wonderful bride of over 46 years. They have two grown sons.