Commander - Navy
Steve Joseph's father served in the US Air Force in Korea and Vietnam, and his son served with the US Army "Air Cav Scout" in Afghanistan. Steve enlisted in the US Navy in 1984 and served until his retirement in 2004 as a PO 1st Class.
Commander Joseph served on US Coral Sea, CV-43, USS Saratoga CV-60, and USS Theodore Roosevelt, CVN-71.
During his career he was stationed in Naples, Italy, Air Weapons Station, China Lake, California, Great Lakes Naval Training Center, North Chicago,Illinois. Petty Officer 1st Class was deployed five times including three to the Persian Gulf.
Steve was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal (2) Good Conduct Medal (4) Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal.
Steve has been married for 31 years, has two grown children and one granddaughter.
Mr. Joseph is currently completing a Master's Degree in Social Work at Northeastern Illinois University.