An NVTI Instructor since 2018, Steve facilitates the four-week NVTI Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act (USERRA) Investigators Online class (9631) and the two-week USERRA Investigators class (9605).
He previously served as a Senior Investigator with the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) in the regional office in Atlanta, Georgia. In that role he managed the Atlanta region’s VETS compliance programs overseeing 14 federal field investigators in eight southeastern states that investigated veterans’ complaints concerning reemployment in federal, state, local governments, and the private sector and veterans’ preference in federal hiring.
Steve joined DOL VETS in 2000 as an Assistant Director in Georgia and personally investigated over 50 compliance cases. He also conducted federal employment grant on-site evaluations of 53 Georgia state employment offices and monitored the operational efficiencies at nine Transition Assistance Program (TAP) sites located at military installations in the state. Prior to joining VETS, he served as a TAP site manager providing outplacement services, including job workshops and personal job employment assistance to transitioning military personnel. Steve spent 26 years in the U.S. Army from 1965 to 1991. He served as an Artillery Officer and Instructor in stateside locations, Korea, Vietnam, Germany, and Saudi Arabia.
He holds a master’s degree in Education from Chapman College in Orange County, CA, a bachelor’s degree in Business from Cameron University in Lawton, OK, and is a graduate of the U.S. Army’s Command and General Staff School. Steve and his wife Karen reside in Marietta, GA and Portsmouth, VA.