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Steven D. Maxwell


  CDR (RET) Steven D. Maxwell entered active duty on December 23 1983 and attended boot camp at RTC Great Lakes.

  His assignments include:  USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69); NAS Key West FL; VFA-137; VFA-82; VX-9; NAF Diego Garcia, USS Constellation (CV-64); Naval Air Systems Command; USS John C Stennis (CVN-74); United States Strategic Command/Join Functional Command for Global Strike; USS George Washington (CVN-73); Naval Recruiting District Atlanta; and USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71)

  His awards include: Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait); Southwest Asia Service Medal; NATO Medal; Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (10); Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal; Meritorious Unit Commendation (3), Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3),  Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal (6); Meritorious Serve Medal (4), and Defense Meritorious Medal.

  He had an extremely successful active duty career, moving through the ranks from Airman Recruit to Chief Petty Officer and then Ensign to Commander.  During his 35 year career his efforts made a significant and positive impact on the Aviation Ordnance community and the Navy/Marine Corps team as a whole.    Some of his active duty accomplishments were:

  • He performed flawlessly as the Action Officer for aviation ordnance issues significantly enhancing weapons war-fighter requirements in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. He coordinated and executed three separate Crisis Response teams that repaired critical assets in theater and had a direct impact on current operations.

  •  As the Ordnance Handling Officer, he directed six officers and 233 personnel in the safe ordnance handling for 2,901 missions in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan expending 190 precision weapons and over 90,000 pounds of ordnance.

  • As Executive Officer and then Commanding Officer of NRD led for 360 Military, Civilian and Contractor personnel assigned to 47 Recruiting Stations, 3 Officer Recruiting Stations and 2 Military Entrance Processing Stations across Georgia, Alabama, and Florida. His superb performance in executing and meeting all district goals resulted in his district being awarded the  Recruiting “R” award for the TOP District out of 13 districts on the East coast.

  Following his military career, he continued his contributions to the ordnance community while working as the NAWCWD Logistics Support Services contract Program Manager. He supervised all contractor personnel directly support the Weapons Sustainment Support Group, AARGM/HARM, AAE, Conventional Ordnance Proficiency Evaluation (COPE), Miniature Air Launched Decoy (MALD), Naval Strike Missile, Precision, Direct Attack Weapons Systems(PAWS), Targets Weapons Logistics Support (TWLS), Aircraft Guns, SLAM ER/AWW-13/Harpoon, Intrepid Tiger II, JAGM, and Small Diameter Bomb (SDB) II in support of all logistics life-cycle requirements.

CWO3 Barry Stemler USN, Ret.: Text
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