Steven is a second-generation sailor serving in the United States Navy Submarine Service from 1982 – 2004. Following initial basic training he was assigned to the USS James K. Polk (SSBN 645) Gold crew. During his time onboard, he made two strategic deterrent patrols earning his eligibility for the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He also served aboard the USS Dolphin (AGSS 555), a Deep Submergence Research and Development submarine, and the USS Mckee (AS 41). His shore command tours included Commander, Submarine Forces U.S. Pacific Fleet, United States Atlantic Command, United States Joint Forces Command, and United States Strategic Command. During his career he served as a Radioman and earned his commission as a Submarine Communications Limited Duty Officer.Steve joined the VFW in 2019 and is a Gold Legacy Life Member of Lt. Marion C. Cranefield Post 1318 in Madison. He is currently serving as the Post Commander, District 2 Senior Vice Commander, District 2 Membership Chairperson, and State Community Activities Co-Chair.