Steve Griffin graduated from Auburn University's ROTC program in May of 2004 and entered Active Duty as an Armor 2nd Lieutenant. Upon commissioning, he attended the Armor Officer's Basic Course (AOBC) and the Scout Leader's Course at Ft. Knox, Kentucky, as well as the U.S. Army Ranger School at Ft. Benning, Georgia. Steve reported to his first assignment at Baumholder, Germany, where he served as a tank platoon leader with the 1st Battalion, 35th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division. While there, he deployed to Ramadi, Iraq in 2006 where he served as both a tank and rifle platoon leader. Steve was later assigned to Troop G, 1st Calvary Regiment (2nd BCT, 1AD's Brigade Reconnaissance Troop) where he served as a Scout Platoon leader and Troop Executive Officer. In 2008, Steve deployed to Baghdad, Iraq where he served for a year as a battalion Civil-Military Officer with the 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment. Following that assignment, Steve served as a battalion S-3 Operations Officer for the 3rd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team before leaving the Army to pursue a master's degree in Security Studies. He currently works as a Department of Defense Consultant and Program Manager in Washington D.C.