Steve is a UAS operations and acquisitions specialist with an expertise in innovative solutions for small unmanned technologies and modular systems.
He worked as a Professional Staff Member on the United States Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee with a portfolio that included oceans, atmosphere, and maritime policy. Steve also served as Senator Ted Stevens’ Press Secretary and as Communications Director for Senator Lisa Murkowski’s Senate Campaign.
He is in the Air Force Reserve with the Intelligence Directorate’s Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Innovations office where he oversees the rapid innovations of UAS full motion video technologies for overseas contingencies and domestic emergency response.
Steve is also a cyberspace operations officer and an AFSOC-certified SUAS operator, and has served in contingency operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Haiti as well as firefighting operations for the 2007 California wildfires.
Steve graduated from Saint Mary’s College of California with a BS in Computer Science and Political Science. He is currently enrolled in the Defense Intelligence Agency’s National Intelligence University (NIU) where he is pursuing a Masters Degree in Science and Technology for Intelligence. His thesis is focused on National Security Impacts of an Ice-free arctic with a focus on ISR capabilities in the Arctic Domain and has deployed with the joint US/Canadian 2011 Extended Continental Shelf Mapping mission onboard the Icebreakers HEALY and LOUIS S St-LAURENT where he conducted the first ever SUAS flights from underway icebreakers in the high Arctic.
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