Mark Stever
Why did you decide to serve?

I joined the military shortly after Operation Desert Storm had started and just felt the need to serve my country. I took the first career choice that was provided to me and became a nuclear weapons specialist at F.E. Warran AFB, Cheyenne WY. I really wish I would have stayed in the military for at least 20 years. I left the military to try and start my own business and quickly found it was not a easy as I thought.

VSO Role:

P/T Systems Analyst on Monitoring Team

Date Joined:

August 2019

Why did you join VSO and how has the experience been for you?

My 1st job is working for the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) and work Monday - Friday. I have a hobby and passion for restoring cars and needed some extra income so I took a second job (weekends) with VSO. This has been an eye opening experience as I have never done any kind of IT work before. I am truly loving the position and thanks to everyone's patience - I am slowly learning a lot. Additionally, I am very thankful for VSO because it can be challenging finding a good job while being a paraplegic.

Military Life:

I spent my four years at F.E. Warran AFB and was trained and certified on several nuclear weapons however I was assigned to the Peacekeeper Missile. It was an awesome job and very fascinating with a lot of outdated equipment.

Family Life:

I have been married to Dianna for a little over five years. I met her while working with the PVA. I have one biological daughter who is currently a 2nd Lt. in the USAF as a nurse. I could not be more proud of her.