Steven L. Basham

Steven L. Basham (born 1965) is an American lieutenant general in the United States Air Force, serving as deputy commander of United States Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa since 2019.[1] He was commissioned through Officer Training School in 1989. He has completed numerous flying, staff and command assignments and is a command pilot with more than 3,400 flying hours in the B-1, B-2 and B-52. Prior to his current assignment, the general was the Director, Legislative Liaison, Office of Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia.

Steven L. Basham
Lt. Gen. Steven L. Basham.jpg
Born1965 (age 55–56)
Allegiance United States
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Years of service1989–present
RankLieutenant General
Commands heldDeputy commander, United States Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa
AwardsAir Force Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal (2)
Legion of Merit (2)

Awards and decorationsEdit

  US Air Force Command Pilot Badge
  Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge
  Headquarters Air Force Badge
  Air Force Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal with one bronze oak leaf cluster
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
  Distinguished Flying Cross
      Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
    Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
  Joint Service Achievement Medal
  Air Force Achievement Medal
  Joint Meritorious Unit Award
      Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor device and three bronze oak leaf clusters
  Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (second ribbon to denote fifth award)
      Combat Readiness Medal with four oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with one bronze service star
Southwest Asia Service Medal with bronze service star
  Kosovo Campaign Medal
  Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
  Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  Korea Defense Service Medal
      Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal with "N" Device and three oak leaf clusters
  Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal (second ribbon to denote fifth award)
  Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with gold frame
    Air Force Longevity Service Award with one silver and one bronze oak leaf clusters
  Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon
  Air Force Training Ribbon

PromotionsEdit

Promotions
Insignia Rank Date
  Lieutenant General 1 May 2019
  Major General 3 July 2017
  Brigadier General 2 August 2013
  Colonel 1 August 2007
  Lieutenant Colonel 1 March 2002
  Major 1 July 1999
  Captain 27 January 1993
  First Lieutenant 27 January 1991
  Second Lieutenant 27 January 1989

ReferencesEdit

Military offices
Preceded by
Jeffrey L. Harrigian
Deputy Commander of the United States Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa
2019–present
Incumbent