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Steven L. Basham
Born 1965 (age 55–56)
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Air Force
Years of service 1989–present
Rank Lieutenant General
Commands held Deputy commander, United States Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa
Awards Air Force Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal (2)
Legion of Merit (2)

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.

Awards and decorations[edit | edit source]

COMMAND PILOT WINGS.png US Air Force Command Pilot Badge
Joint Chiefs of Staff seal.svg Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge
Headquarters US Air Force Badge.png Headquarters Air Force Badge
Air Force Distinguished Service Medal
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Defense Superior Service Medal with one bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Distinguished Flying Cross
Bronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svg Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Bronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svg Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Bronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svg"V" device, brass.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svg 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)
Bronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svg Combat Readiness Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Bronze star
Width=44 scarlet ribbon with a central width-4 golden yellow stripe, flanked by pairs of width-1 scarlet, white, Old Glory blue, and white stripes
National Defense Service Medal with one bronze service star
Bronze star
Southwest Asia Service Medal with bronze service star
Kosovo Campaign Medal ribbon.svg Kosovo Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Korea Defense Service Medal
Bronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svgNuclear Deterrence Operations 'N' Device.pngBronze oakleaf-3d.svg 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
Silver oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svg Air Force Longevity Service Award with one silver and one bronze oak leaf clusters
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon
Air Force Training Ribbon

Promotions[edit | edit source]

Promotions
Insignia Rank Date
US Air Force O9 shoulderboard rotated.svg Lieutenant General 1 May 2019
US Air Force O8 shoulderboard rotated.svg Major General 3 July 2017
US Air Force O7 shoulderboard rotated.svg Brigadier General 2 August 2013
US Air Force O6 shoulderboard rotated.svg Colonel 1 August 2007
US Air Force O5 shoulderboard rotated.svg Lieutenant Colonel 1 March 2002
US Air Force O4 shoulderboard rotated.svg Major 1 July 1999
US Air Force O3 shoulderboard rotated.svg Captain 27 January 1993
US Air Force O2 shoulderboard rotated.svg First Lieutenant 27 January 1991
US Air Force O1 shoulderboard rotated.svg Second Lieutenant 27 January 1989

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