Posted by: arbeam | November 28, 2017

Meet the new President: Steven B Westover Captain USN (Ret)

Steve Westover was born and raised in Bremerton, graduated from East Bremerton High School and went on to graduate from the University of Washington in Aeronautical Engineering and earn a commission as an Ensign through the NROTC program in 1971.  His first set of orders were to flight school in Pensacola, FL where while earning his Wings of Gold, he completed his Masters Degree in Aeronautical Systems from the University of West Florida.  Steve completed tours as an instructor pilot with VT-4 in Pensacola followed by a tour in VAQ-33 based in Norfolk, VA flying the EA-4F Skyhawk.  After this tour, Steve was ordered to NAS Whidbey Island where he transitioned to the EA-6B Prowler aircraft.  He was recognized as the Replacement Pilot of the Year in 1980.

He completed squadron tours with VAQ-138, 137, 129, 140 and commanded VAQ-136 based in Atsugi, Japan.  He has deployed aboard the aircraft carriers USS Ranger, USS Kennedy, and the USS Midway.  Following his flying tours, Steve attended the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and then completed a three year assignment with the Defense Information Systems Agency.  A Pentagon tour followed with the Navy’s Test and Evaluation Directorate where he retired in 1996 as a Captain.

After his Navy retirement, Steve worked as a civilian providing support for the EA-6B program Office.  In 1999, Steve changed careers and was hired by FedEx as a pilot.  He flew the B-727 as a Flight Engineer and the MD-11as a First Officer and a Captain, before retiring in 2014.

Steve is married to Connie Christman Westover and has two married sons, Michael and Matthew and three grandchildren.

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  1. Congrats Captain Westover. I was assigned to VAQ-136 under his command during the late 1980s as a very junior Enlisted Sailor. Great commanding officer.

    Best of luck to you Sir.
    LCDR Mark J. Aid (ret)


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