Stephen is a reserve officer in the U.S. Navy. Steve recently led an adviser team to the Afghan Ministry of Interior in Kabul, Afghanistan from March to October 2016 for the Resolute Support Mission. His article “Learning to Fish in Murky Waters: The Missing Link in Capacity Building” with Donald Vandergriff is forthcoming in Joint Forces Quarterly (JFQ). He holds an M.A. in Security Studies from Georgetown University and a B.A. in Studies in War and Peace from Norwich University.