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.