Jeffrey “Steve” Markham is the Director of Medical Products & Services for Strategic Operations. Steve is a 23 year Navy veteran who served 19 of those years as a Reconnaissance Corpsman with the Marine Corps, most recently as the Navy Senior Enlisted Leader and the acting Command Master Chief of the 1st Marine Division.
Deploying eight times, four into combat zones, Steve has experienced combat in both Afghanistan and Iraq. He served in leadership positions at all organizational levels in and out of combat zones that included 1st Marine Division Navy Senior Enlisted Leader, Regimental Senior Chief in Afghanistan, Recon Battalion Leading Chief Petty Officer (LCPO), Company Operations Chief, Company LPO, Assistant Platoon Sergeant, and Reconnaissance team member.
Steve possesses exceptional academic qualifications, most notably as Academics Officer for Amphibious Reconnaissance School; Master Training Specialist and Curriculum Developer for Expeditionary Warfare Training Group Atlantic; Senior Master Training Specialist; Reconnaissance Instructor; with Field Medical Training Battalion West, Curriculum Developer, Master Training Specialist and Instructor / Platoon Advisor; and with 1st Marine Division Program Manager (PM) for the Combat Trauma Management (CTM) Course, Program Manager for I MEF Live Tissue program, and a Live Tissue Training (LTT) instructor.
Steve is a graduate of the Army Special Operations Medical Sergeant’s Course (18D); USMC Combatant Diver Course; Navy Combat Dive Medicine Course; Jump School; and numerous other military tactical and medical courses. Among his awards are the Meritorious Service Medal; four Navy Commendation Medals; seven Navy Achievement Medals, Army Achievement Medal; and the Combat Action Ribbon.