Master Chief SEAL(Ret) Steve “Gonzo” Gonzalez served with distinction for 34 years in the Navy, retiring in 2016. He is a combat veteran with multiple deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Joint Guardian, Operation Desert Shield / Desert Storm and numerous operations around the world.
His awards include 2 Bronze Star for Valor, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for Valor, 5 Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals and various other Campaign Medals and Awards. Gonzo is a native of New Orleans, LA and currently resides in Florida with his wife. He is a Norwich University Alumnus with a Bachelor of Science in Strategic Studies & Defense Analysis, Teaching & Learning Certificate, and a Masters of Arts in Strategic Studies.