Steve enlisted in the Active-Duty Army in 1993 and attended Army Basic Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. He served 8 years on active duty as a Personnel Sergeant at Ansbach, Germany, Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center, and Fort Lee, Virginia. Steve joined the New Jersey Army National Guard in 2001. He had assignments at all levels: company, battalion, Major Subordinate Command (MSC), state, and Recruiting and Retention (R&R). He served in numerous assignments such as unit administrator, unit supply/medical logistics, Battalion S1, Officer actions (MSC), Equal Opportunity Advisor (EOA), Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) course, Recruit Sustainment Program (RSP) Cadre/S1, Family Programs, and Health System Services (HSS) NCOIC. His leadership assignments include platoon Sergeant with the 119th CSSB and the NJARNG Medical Detachment, Detachment Sergeant with the NJARNG Medical Detachment and the 250th Personnel Services Battalion in Afghanistan, and as First Sergeant of the Medical Management Unit.
He completed the Army National Guard Unit Personnel Course, Personnel Specialist Course (75B/42A), General Medical Orientation (GMO) course, Medical Logistics Specialist Course (68J), German Head Start, Combat Life Saver Course, EOA Course, RSP Cadre Development CRSE FOE Accreditation, Medical Actions Course, Casualty Assistance/Notification Officer Course, and Medical Administration Course. His leadership courses include Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Course (BNCOC), and Senior Leadership Course (SLC). For SLC, Steve served as the student First Sergeant for the entire cycle earning the leadership award.
As an EOA, Steve served as an instructor for the Equal Opportunity Leader (EOL) courses in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He conducted investigations into EO and EEO matters. Also, he taught Medical Administrative Actions such as LODs, INCAP, RCMC, and how to get medical bill payment and follow up care for injured Soldiers on duty to MSCs and at the Commander/First Sergeant course. Steve was considered a subject matter expert in these areas for the state.
Steve has an AA degree from Brookdale Community College and has recently graduated from the Administrative Office Professional Course at American Institute with a 4.0. He is married and has an eight-year-old daughter.
Steve is a retired First Sergeant with over 28 years’ experience in numerous administrative and leadership positions.