46th Veteran of the Quarter, Lee Steveson, US Air Force

April 1, 2022

Lee Steveson was raised in a small town in Newcastle, Wyoming. After graduating from High School, Steveson enlisted in the Air Force in October 1979.  Throughout his career in the Air Force, he traveled to numerous assignments including, Okinawa and Tokyo, Japan, the Philippines, Korea, Thailand, Guam, and other assignments throughout the United States. Steveson retired from the Air Force in July 2000 after serving 21 years.

His military medals include a Meritorious Medal, 6 Air Force Medals, 1 Oklahoma Air National Guard Commendation Medal, (he was the first active duty member to receive this), 7 Air Force Good Conduct Medals, a National Defense Medal, and 2 Professional Military Education Medals.

Following his military service, Steveson was accepted into the Wal-Mart Management Training program. He served in numerous management positions, including District Manager. In 2017, Steveson retired from Walmart and their family moved to Branson, Missouri.

Steveson received several educational degrees while he was on active duty with the Air Force including a bachelor of Arts Degree in Management from National American University, Rapid City SD, an Associate Degree in Personnel Management from State Fair Community College, Warrensburg, MO, an Associate’s Degree in Instructor of Technology of Military Studies from the Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL.

Steveson is very active in the communities he lives in. He has served as the past Chaplain and Secretary for the Branson Veterans of America 913 (BVA 913). He also serves the organization as the “Run for a Vet” 5K and ½ Marathon Race Director. During his time in Camdenton, he served on the Camden County Relay For Life Committee and served as a Board Member for the Camdenton Chamber of Commerce.

Steveson is married to the former Jeanne Fisher of Vienna, Missouri. Lee and Jeanne reside in Reeds Spring, MO near their daughter, her husband, and 3 granddaughters. He is currently enjoying retirement and both he and Jeanne enjoy camping, fishing, long-distance running, and various other outdoor sports.


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